If a beneficiary receives Medi-Cal (California Medicaid Program) benefits only he/she is obligated to report specific changes to the Medi-Cal regional office that serves his/her county of residence.
What Needs to be Reported?
How to report?
A beneficiary can either call, write, or visit the Medi-Cal regional office in the county that he/she resides. All changes must be reported within 10 days after the changes have occurred.
Failure to Report
If a beneficiary does not report any of the above changes within the 10 days after a change has happened, failure to report may cause a beneficiary to receive the incorrect Medicaid benefits.
If a beneficiary receives Supplemental Security Income (SSI), a beneficiary is also obligated to report certain changes to the Social Security Administration (SSA). Please visit https://www.ssa.gov/ssi/text-report-ussi.htm for the specific changes that need to be reported to the Social Security Administration (SSA).
Urbatsch, K., & Fuller, M. (2016). Administering the California special needs trust: A guide for trustees and those who advise them (2nd ed.). Bloomington, IN: IUniverse.
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