ACWDL 08-55: Reduction of the continuous eligibility for children (CEC) program period from 12 to 6 months period (12/3/2008)

As of 1/1/2009 the continuing eligibility period for child will be reduced from 12 months to 6 months. Children who are currently on Medi-Cal will be able to stay on for 12 months if they have already passed their midyear status report (MSR) month, if it has not passed they must submit an MSR at the end of their 6 month CEC period. Infants who are deemed eligible (DE) in the birth month will continue to get Medi-Cal until age one year. The letter includes 20 examples of how this policy change will work in different scenarios. It also includes Questions and Answers. [Download]