General Hardship Exemption
If you have a general hardship that prevents you from getting health coverage, you can apply for a general hardship exemption.
You experienced one or more of the following:
- Experienced homelessness.
- Was evicted in the past six months or is facing eviction or foreclosure.
- Utility shut-off.
- Domestic violence.
- Death of a close family member.
- Natural disaster (i.e. fire, flood, or human-caused disaster).
- Medical expenses that resulted in substantial debt.
- Unexpected increases in necessary expenses or decreases in household income due to divorce/separation, unexpected or sudden disability, or caring for an ill, disabled or aging family member.
- Appeals decision shows eligibility for enrollment through Covered California when not actually enrolled.
- Medical support order.
- Other (granted on a case-by-case basis).
What You Will Need To Apply
- Date of birth
- Social Security numbers (SSN) or Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITIN), if you have one
- Proof to support your claim of hardship, or a written explanation.
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