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Former Foster Youth Program

Young adults who were in foster care at age 18 or older may be eligible for the Medi-Cal program for Former Foster Youth (FFY) until age 26 regardless of income.
Learn more about the Medi-Cal program for former foster youth by accessing 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 the Covered til 26 website.

Last modified date: 3/23/2021 3:54 PM