General Hardship Exemption
If you have a general hardship that prevents you from getting health coverage, you can apply for a general hardship exemption.
The hardship you experienced included one of the following reasons:
- Appeals decision shows eligibility for enrollment through Covered California when not actually enrolled.
- Death of a close family member.
- Domestic violence.
- Evicted in the past six months or is facing eviction or foreclosure.
- Experienced homelessness.
- Medical expenses that resulted in substantial debt.
- Medical support order.
- Natural disaster (i.e. fire, flood, or human-caused disaster).
- 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.
- Utility shut-off.
- Other (granted on a case-by-case basis).
What You Will Need to Apply
You will need the following information for all household members:
- Date of birth.
- Social Security numbers (SSN) or Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITIN), if you have one.
- Proof to support your claim of hardship.
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