Share of Cost (SOC)

October 25, 2015 - Less than a minute read

The amount of money, over and above a recipient’s maintenance need (funds necessary to pay one’s food, clothing, shelter, transportation, recreation, etc.), that is available to cover the recipient’s medical costs. The maintenance need, for many years, has been set at $ 600.00. In other words, a Medi-Cal recipient must pay all of his or her monthly income over the $ 600.00 maintenance need for his medical expenses before Medi-Cal coverage begins