Medical Assistance Programs are joint Federal and State programs designed to provide essential medical and medically related services to the most vulnerable populations in our community. These vital programs are the third largest source of health insurance after employer-based coverage and Medicare. They provide medical coverage to eligible low-income families, women, children, the elderly, and individuals with disabilities.
There are several Medical Assistance Programs offered in Virginia. Each program covers different groups of people and each program has different eligibility requirements. When you apply for Medical Assistance, you are screened for all possible programs based on your age, income, financial resources, and other information. To be eligible for a Medical Assistance Program, you must meet the financial and non-financial eligibility conditions for that program.
VDSS Covered Groups:
- Children Under Age 19
- Parents & Caretakers of Dependent Children
- Pregnant Women
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Recipients
- Adults Aged 65 or Older, Blind or Disabled (not receiving SSI)
- Individuals in Medical Institutions With Income < 300% of SSI
- Medicare Beneficiaries
- Plan First - Family Planning Services
- Breast & Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program