Article 6, Section 4 – Fleeing Felons

 

A.
Introduction

Fleeing felons are not eligible for CalWORKs, SSI/SSP, CalFresh, or GR; convicted drug felons are likewise not eligible for any of the above programs.  However, if otherwise eligible, both types of felons may receive Medi-Cal benefits.

 

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B.
Fleeing Felon Requirements

Under federal regulations, a fleeing felon is defined as an individual who is “fleeing to avoid prosecution or custody or confinement after conviction  ... for a crime … which is a felony under the laws of the place from which the individual flees, or … (who is) violating a condition of probation or parole under Federal or State law.”

 

In order to receive Medi-Cal, fleeing felons are subject to all the eligibility requirements of the program.  If otherwise eligible, fleeing felons can continue to receive Medi-Cal benefits until they have been booked, sentenced, or incarcerated.  When any of these occur, Medi-Cal eligibility ends.

 

NOTE:  Drug felons, if otherwise eligible, may also receive Medi-Cal.  As long as they remain otherwise eligible, they can continue to receive benefits until they have been booked, sentenced, or incarcerated.

 

MPG LTR 492 (4/02)

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