Each state offers different Medicaid services and other forms of medical assistance to low-income people. Medicaid provides medical care for public assistance recipients and medically needy persons (i.e. those whose income can meet their maintenance needs but cannot provide the cost of medical care). The program is financed by state and federal funds.
In order to be eligible for Virginia Medicaid, applicants must meet non-financial and financial requirements and must be in one of these
four major groups covered by Virginia's Medicaid are:
- Medically Indigent Children and Pregnant Women (MI) - Medicaid generally provides coverage to pregnant women and children with countable family income below 133% of the federal poverty level (FPL) who meet the non-fiancial requirements. Eligibility under this component is determined without regard to the individual's resources.
- Low Income Family and Children (LIFC) - Medicaid covers families who meet the non-financial requirements and the income and resource requirements.
- Aged, Blind and Disabled (ABD) - Medicaid covers individual over 65 and individual with disabilities who meet the non-financial requirements and the income and resource requirements. Medicaid covers Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients who meet the resource requirements.
- Long-Term Care (LTC) - Medicaid provides coverage to individuals who require care in a medical facility or whose care can be provided in the home and whose income and resources are insufficient to cover the cost of their care.
To find out what is available in Virginia, visit:
Expand any category to read or download details about eligibility for that type of Medicaid.