According to Covered California income guidelines and salary restrictions, if an individual makes less than $47,520 per year or if a family of four earns wages less than $97,200 per year, then they qualify for government assistance based on their income . Tax deductions can lower your income level.
In 2020 that number will be $49,460 for an individual, $67,640 for a couple and $103,000 for a family of four. The state of California will supplement those subsidies for taxpayers with higher incomes, up to 600 percent of federal poverty level.
Income Thresholds of Very Low Income and Low Income Families
|Income threshold||Number of people in families||Family income for a family of four|
|San Francisco Metro (Marin, San Francisco , and San Mateo Counties)|
|Very low – income (50% AMI)||1,524,600 (33.2%)||<$60,600|
|Low – income (50 – 80% AMI)||716,775 (15.6%)||$60,600 – $97,000|
Qualifications: An individual earning under $17,237 a year or a family of four with an annual household income less than $35,535 qualifies for Medi-Cal.
A single person living alone qualifies as low income if he or she earns $58,450 or less a year.
To receive Section 8 or public housing assistance in California , you must be a citizen of the United States or legal immigrant. Your income must be below 80% of the median income in your area. The majority of housing vouchers go to families earning less than 30% of their area’s median income.
Have countable income less than 250% of the Federal Poverty Level ($2,658 per month for individuals and $3,592 for couples). Keep in mind that these are countable income limits , which is your gross income minus certain deductions. Your gross income can be much higher than your countable income .
Those making less than $39,500 make up the lower – income bracket, while those making more than $118,000 make up the upper- income bracket.
Your household income must not exceed more than 138 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL) based on your household size. For example, if you live alone, your income cannot be more than $16,395 a year. If you live with a spouse or another adult, your combined income cannot be more than $22,108 a year.
The average salary in California is $63,783 . That is the median salary, which is a more accurate picture of average salaries in California than the mean salary. The mean salary is $91,149 .
$82,900 per year
The national median household income in 2017 was $61,372 . This is well below San Francisco’s median household income of $96,265 .
You may have up to $2,000 in assets as an individual or $3,000 in assets as a couple. Some of your personal assets are not considered when determining whether you qualify for Medi – Cal coverage. For example, assets that do not count are: Your primary home.
You can also get Medi-Cal if you are: 65 or older. Blind. Disabled. Under 21. Pregnant . In a skilled nursing or intermediate care home. On refugee status for a limited time, depending how long you have been in the United States. A parent or caretaker relative of an age eligible child.
How Do I Check My Medicaid Status? Contact your local county social services office to learn about your Medi – Cal status and eligibility . The California Department of Health Care Services has a full directory of each county’s agency.