MEDI-Cal

The attached

Medi-Cal Program Guide Letter #617 (dated September 13, 2007) provides updated information regarding an additional category of aliens eligible for the CMS Program. As of September 2007, noncitizens with "Deferred Action Status" are eligible to receive CMS upon showing the I-797 Notice of Action reflecting establishment of Prima Facie case under the self petitioning provisions of VAWA.


A battered noncitizen is a “Qualified Alien” and receives federal funding if she meets the following 4 requirements:

1. Victim has approved petition or pending petition which sets forth a prima facie case from CIS or EOIR.

2. Victim has been battered or subjected to extreme cruelty

3. Substantial connection between abuse & need for benefits

4. Victim no longer resides with abuser

A battered noncitizen is “PRUCOL” and receives state funding if she ONLY meets the first requirement:

1. "Victim has approved petition or pending petition which sets forth a prima facie case from CIS or EOIR."

**Either way, she will qualify for full-scope Medi-Cal**

EXPLANATION OF MEDI-CAL REQUIREMENTS

1. “Victim presents approved petition or pending petition which sets forth a prima facie case from CIS or EOIR.”

2. “Victim (noncitizen) or noncitizen’s child or parent has been battered or subjected to extreme cruelty.” Who Determines Abuse

Who determines Abuse Abuse Determination Made By
I-360 Self-Petition CIS
I-360 Widow(er) County*
I-130 Family Based County*
Cancellation of Removal/Suspension of Deportation EOIR

* Follow domestic abuse regulations to determine abuse

3. “There is a substantial connection between the abuse and the need for benefits.”

Substantial connection includes but is not limited to:

4. “The noncitizen no longer resides with the batterer”

5. "If still living with abuser"