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Should the County allow a deduction for the amount of property

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Should the County allow a deduction for the amount of property taxes and home owners insurance when determining eligibility for food stamps and Medi-Cal?


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Logically they should, but they do not. Eligibility is based mainly on income and household size.

May I ask in which County you reside? Is there a child in your household? I ask because there is more than one food stamp program, and there are other medical programs which vary among the counties.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

No children and it is contra costa county. Can you also tell me how much money the county will allow you to get each month and still qualify for Medi-Cal or any other type of medical insurance.





































If a single adult has an income below $2724 per month, he or she is eligible for Basic Health Care but not MediCal. No children means a person is generally not eligible for MediCal.

With an income of $1816 or less the person would be eligible for LIHP.

Eligibility for food stamps is explained at

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

If my insurance and my property taxes are paid by the trustee on my behalf and therefore the money is not in my account or in my hands can I still keep my house if I am on Medi-Cal. She used to pay them for me but now she has passed away and my income varies from month to month because my uncle is having issues with his payment to the trust and this is where my income comes from.

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A person can receive Medi-Cal or food stamps even if the person owns a house.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I know I can own a home. The only way for me to be able to pay my property taxes twice a year is for me to save the money up. If there is a limit on how much money I am to have in my checking account of 2k per month then I would be over my limit if I save the 4k my taxes are and the 1500 for my insurance. Plus there are other maintenance issues which must be planned for such as the 14k I am going to need very soon to replace my back deck. I was just wondering if I have the trustee withhold these funds from my monthly check and pay for these items directly so that I don't have the money in my account if this would be a way to keep my Medi-Cal because if not I don't know how I will be able to keep my home. My preexisting medical conditions put me at a really high monthly rate for medical insurance and my medications are not even included in this fee. I recall them telling me last year 900.00 per month just for my medical insurance.

My opinion is that if you already a beneficiary of a special needs trust that is not self-funded, the trustee can pay taxes, insurance, repairs and other items related to the house without those payments being considered as income to you.


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