Medicaid Benefits Eligibility (Medicaid)
Suffolk Department of Social Services
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Medicaid is the federally funded medical care program for individuals who are elderly, blind, disabled, dependent children and pregnant women. The program offers medical coverage for doctor visits, emergency room visits, hospitalization, prescriptions, medical supplies and equipment, nursing home costs, and home health care. The level and scope of coverage varies.
To be eligible, individuals must meet income and resource requirements. Supplemental Security Income recipients are generally eligible for full coverage. Aged, blind and disabled individuals with incomes less than 80 percent of the federal poverty level may also be eligible for full coverage.
CommonHelp is the Virginia Department of Social Services fast and easy way to screen and apply for many benefit programs, including Medicaid application. Visit the CommonHelp site.