MEDICAID - Family and Children's Services
Click here to apply online at the Virginia Commonhelp website
Who May Be Eligible for Full Medicaid Benefits?
following people may be eligible for full Medicaid benefits:
women (single or married) whose income is at or below the
Federal Poverty Guidelines. Once
eligible for Medicaid, pregnant women remain eligible throughout
the pregnancy and up to 60 days after the pregnancy ends.
born to Medicaid-eligible women. The infants stay eligible until
their first birthday.
- Children under age 19.
under age 21 who are in foster care or subsidized adoptions.
Medicaid Effective Date
Medicaid eligibility usually starts on the
first day of the month of application. Medicaid may be available
for the 3 months prior to your application if you are found eligible
and have unpaid medical bills.
For more program and income information,
You may need the following verifications for MEDICAID:
- All incomes: Social Security, SSI, Veterans, Child Support, Self Employment Incomes, and all wages for the month prior to the application month.
- Health Insurance Card
A face to face interview IS NOT required for Medicaid. This application can be mailed, faxed, e-mailed or dropped off at our office. However, your application CANNOT be processed unless it has been COMPLETED, SIGNED, and DATED. You will then be contacted by mail as to the specific proofs needed, such as those listed above.
For more information: http://www.dss.virginia.gov