Yes. For regular Medi-Cal eligibility (not DD Waiver), a child is usually in their parents’ household. Medi-Cal calls a household a “Medi-Cal Family Budget Unit” or MFBU. When a child is in the household (MFBU) with the parents, the parents’ income and resources are counted for the child’s Medi-Cal eligibility.
NOTE: You are a “child” for Medi-Cal if you are under 18 years old, or if both of these are true:
- You are 18 years or older, but under 21, and
- Your parent claims you as a dependent to get a tax credit or deduction for state or federal income tax purposes.22 CCR § 50060 and § 50351(c)
You can apply for the DD Waiver through institutional deeming if you are under 21 and your parents claim you as a dependent.ACWDL 00-59 This means you are a child for Medi-Cal. Your parents will need to supply their income and resource information for the application. See question 12.