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Former Foster Youth (FFY)

Young adults who were in foster care at age 18 or older may be eligible for the Medi-Cal program for FFY until age 26 regardless of income.
Learn more about the Medi-Cal program for former foster youth by clicking on the links below.
If you were in foster care on your 18th birthday or later, you may qualify for Medi-Cal coverage until age 26, and your income d

Basic Information

  • Who is Eligible?
  • 5 Reasons to Apply
  • Benefits

​How Do I Get Medi-Cal?

Learn more about how to get Medi-Cal through the former foster youth program.


  • How  to apply for CalFresh (Not DHCS)  
  • Independent Living Program (Not DHCS) For more information about these services, contact the Independent Living Program in your county or to get a list of county contacts please email the Transition Age Youth Policy Unit:


For more information about the Medi-Cal program for former foster youth, visit

Last modified on: 5/5/2016 2:44 PM