Eligibility for Key Programs

Now that you’ve read some basic information about Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Medi-Cal, Medi-Cal’s Working Disabled Program (WDP), and private health care coverage, we can begin to look at the factors that will impact your eligibility for these key programs.

The rules for eligibility can seem very complicated. They are different for different programs and they can also be different depending on your age. In addition, you may be going through a period in your life during which you’re moving out of your parents’ home, going to college, or getting a job. Each of these changes can impact your benefits too!

The good news is that the DB101 website explains a lot. If you have more questions about these programs, talk to un/a planificador/a de beneficios.

Estimate How Your Benefits Could Change

When you get a job, or go to school, or get older, your eligibility and benefits amount can change. DB101 includes calculators that can help you predict how your benefits might change. For young people, the Calculadora de la Escuela y el Trabajo is especially helpful. After reading about benefits, try it out!