How Can You Determine If You're Eligible for Medicaid in Virginia?


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Residents of Virginia are able to get an idea if they are eligible for Medicaid by using the Medicaid screening tool on the CoverVA.org website. They can definitively determine their Medicaid eligibility status by applying for Medicaid online, by phone, by mail or in person.

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To use the Virginia Medicaid eligibility screening tool, go to the CoverVA.org main page, select the Eligibility icon under the photos, and click on Screening Tool on the upper right side of the page. Answer the questions about your household and finances, and receive an eligibility estimate. The eligibility page also has a chart showing federal poverty level maximum percentage limits for Virginia Medicaid eligibility for children, pregnant women, parents and caretaker relatives as of 2015.

To apply online for Virginia Medicaid, go to the CommonHelp.Virginia.gov main page, click on Get Started under Healthcare Only, and select Start a New Application for Health Care Coverage (Medicaid or FAMIS). Fill in all the information on the application, including full legal name, Social Security number, birth date and citizenship status for all household members, as well as federal tax information, employment and income information, and details on any current health insurance. Alternatively, phone the Cover Virginia number on the CoverVA.org How to Apply page to apply by phone, print and mail a paper application, or apply in person at the local Virginia Department of Social Services.

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