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DACA gives protection from deportation and work permits to

some undocumented immigrant youth who came to the U.S.

before their 16th birthday, have lived in the U.S. since June

15, 2007, and meet other requirements. You must be at least

15 years old to apply, unless you are in Immigration Court or

have a deportation order.

If you are a DACA recipient, you may be eligible for Medi-

Cal health coverage. Based on your income, you may qualify

for preventive and other essential health care services at

low-or no- cost.

DACA recipients can enroll at a county human services

office or at a local clinic. Visit

www.localclinic.net ( w ww. clinicalocal.net for Spanish) or

call 855-899-PLUS.

It is safe to apply for Medi-Cal even if your family members

do not have legal status. Medi-Cal keeps your information

private and secure. For more information visit:

www. allinforhealth.org/immigrantfamilies

NOTE: The June 23, 2016 US Supreme Court split decision

on United States v. Texas DOES NOT impact current DACA

recipients who may be eligible for Medi-Cal.

CALIFORNIA DREAM ACT ELIGIBILITY

AB 540 students may be:

• Students who are undocumented

• U.S. citizens who are not California residents, including

dependent students living in the state whose parents

are not California residents.

Use the California Nonresident Tuition Exemption Request

Form or “Affidavit” to become classified as an AB 540

student. Visit

www.caldreamact.org fo

r more information.

Also, students with non-immigrants U Visas can file

the Dream Act Application. Holders of T Visas must file

the FAFSA.

Important Information for AB 540 Students

Males ages 18-25 must register with Selective Service for

Cal Grant and other state aid:

• An SSN is not needed to register

• Selective Service does not share data

• You can register automatically through your California

Dream Act Application, or

• Download the form at

www.sss.gov an

d take it to the

U.S. Post Office or register on-site, sign, and mail

Students and parents residing in the United States who file

U.S. tax returns:

• Students may be required to provide a copy of the U.S.

tax return by their college/university if selected

for verification

• The IRS does not share data

AB 2000 Students:

• AB 2000, passed in 2014, expands the scope of eligible

California Dream Act students

• Student must have attended a California high school or

graduated early from a California high school with the

equivalent of three or more years of credits; If the student

Deferred Action for Childhood

Arrivals (DACA) and Medi-Cal

graduates early, they must have attended a California

elementary or secondary school for a cumulative total of

3 or more years

California Dream Act Application information is not shared

with federal databases. California Dream Act student and

parent information is protected by the same privacy and

information security laws and safeguards as all other Cal

Grant applicants.

Join the conversation: #CADreamAct

MEDI-CAL HAS EXPANDED TO INCLUDE

UNDOCUMENTED YOUTH UP TO THE

AGE OF 19

Talk to your family about this new opportunity to make sure

you get health care coverage, along with your younger

brothers and sisters. If you enroll in Medi-Cal, you will

have access to important preventive services like tests,

screenings, counseling, prescriptions and more, all for no- or

low-cost.

Work with your parents or guardian to pull together the

documents you may need to enroll:

a. Parent’s Proof of Identity (photo ID or driver’s license)

b.Proof of Household Income (current pay stub

or bank statement)

c. Medi-Cal Renewal Form (if applicable)

Locate and visit your local health center to get in-person

enrollment assistance. Visit

www.localclinic.net or

call

855-899-PLUS. The information you share to enroll is strictly

confidential. Make sure to use your new health benefits!

NOTE: The June 23, 2016 US Supreme Court split decision

on United States v. Texas DOES NOT impact California’s

Medi-Cal expansion to undocumented children. Families

can continue to enroll children all year round.