Assisted Living Waiver (ALW)

Assisted Living Waiver (ALW) eligible individuals are those who are enrolled in Medi-Cal and meet the level of care provided in a nursing facility due to their medical needs. Individuals with Medi-Cal benefits that include a share of cost may not enroll in the ALW. The state does not determine eligibility for Medi-Cal benefits. Please contact your local county office to obtain information about how to apply for Medi-Cal benefits.