​​​​​​​​​Asset Limit Changes for Non-MAGI Medi-Cal 

Basic Information

Beginning July 1, 2022, a new law in California increased the asset limit for Non-Modified Adjusted Gross Income (Non-MAGI) Medi-Cal programs. Non-MAGI programs generally provide health care for seniors, people with disabilities, and individuals who are in nursing facilities, as well as some other specialty groups. The increased asset limits allow a larger number of applicants to become eligible for Medi-Cal benefits, and allow qualified beneficiaries to retain a larger amount of non-exempt assets and still be eligible for Medi-Cal. All other Non-MAGI Medi-Cal rules regarding the treatment of assets still apply, such as exemptions for your home and vehicle. 

The new limits are as follows:

Household Asset Limits for Non-MAGI Programs as of July 1, 2022

 

Household size

Asset limits

1 person

$130,000

2 people

$195,000

3 people

$260,000

4 people

$325,000

5 people

$390,000

6 people

$455,000

7 people

$520,000

8 people

$585,000

9 people

$650,000

10 people

$715,000











DHCS collaborated with the County Welfare Directors Association of California (CWDA), county social services agencies, consumer advocates, and other interested parties to ensure a successful implementation. 

Please visit this webpage for future FAQs, notices, resources, and additional information.  

Resources 

Asset Limit Changes Eligibility and Enrollment Plan​

Frequently Asked Questions and Additional Information​

Informational Notices​​​​​​​

  • Outreach Notice – Phase 1
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Additional Information

Pending approval from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, beginning January 1, 2024, the second phase of this new law in California will eliminate the asset limit for all Non-MAGI Medi-Cal programs. Additional information about this change will be posted to this website at a future date.

For information about other upcoming changes to Medi-Cal, see OlderAdultExpansion (ca.gov)

Need help now?

For information on Medi-Cal, the below are qualified resources:

Contact Us

For all other questions related to the asset limit increases, please feel free to contact DHCS at assetlimitchanges@dhcs.ca.gov.

Last modified date: 7/12/2022 4:26 PM