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  • Health Coverage for Children and Pregnant Women Who are Legal Immigrants

    The 2012 Virginia Legislature expanded Medicaid and FAMIS health insurance to cover immigrants who: Are children (under age 19) and pregnant women; Legally reside in the United States; Are residents of Virginia; Meet other financial and non-financial requirements for Medicaid / FAMIS; and have lived in the U.S. for less than 5 years. Content Detail

    Virginia Poverty Law Center
  • Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Costs

    Now, you can help someone you care about apply for Extra Help with their Medicare prescription drug plan costs. Anyone who has Medicare can get Medicare prescription drug coverage. Some people with limited resources and income also may be able to get Extra Help to pay for the costs' monthly premiums, annual deductibles, and prescription co-payments' related to a Medicare prescription drug plan. The extra help is estimated to be worth about $4,000 per year. This page is designed to provide information to caregivers about possibly saving on their prescription drug costs. Content Detail

    Social Security Administration
  • Medicare and Medicaid Information from AARP

    This site provides comprehensive information on Medicare. Content Detail

  • New Protection for Virginians with Serious Medical Conditions

    Virginia utility customers who have a serious medical condition, or who share a household with a family member with a serious medical condition, now can get a reprieve from cutoffs when they cannot pay their water or electricity bills on time. Content Detail

    Virginia Poverty Law Center
  • Senior Citizen's Handbook

    Click above to get more information about this topic from the Senior Citizen Handbook created by the Virginia State Bar. Content Detail