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Can I qualify for Medi-Cal if I'm receiving Social Security Benefits. I currently have Medicare and I'm 73 years old.

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I'm 73, on Social Security. I don't receive any other income. I have Stage 4 lung cancer and I'm starting treatments this Tuesday. I'm concerned that the co-pay through Medicare may be too much for me to pay. So I want to know if there's a way for me to qualify for Medi-Cal.

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Social Security
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Social Security Expert: Barbara, Enrolled Agent replied 11 months ago
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Welcome to Just Answer. My name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist you.

Yes. You can qualify for both Medicare and Medi-Cal.

For medical services that they both cover, Medicare will pay first, and then Medi-Cal will pay second. Medi-Cal will also pay for some services that are not covered by Medicare.

The following link contains additional information as well as the ways to apply for Medi-Cal:

http://www.coveredca.com/medi-cal/

Please let me know if I can assist you further.

Thank you and best regards,

Barb

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
are you saying the my social security benefit payments do not count towards the allowable income limits for Medi-Cal
Social Security Expert: Barbara, Enrolled Agent replied 11 months ago

Correct.

Seniors are able to qualify for Medicare and Medi-Cal at the same time.

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Social Security Expert: Barbara, Enrolled Agent replied 11 months ago

Just following up with you to see if you have any other questions. If so, please let me know so I can further assist you.

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