Cardinal Care
Virginia's Medicaid Program

Eligibility Guidance

Find links to the policies, procedures, communication bulletins (called broadcasts) and other information that is used by Medical Assistance Eligibility staff to determine a person's eligibility for Medical Assistance programs in Virginia.

This information can also be helpful to caregivers, those who are interested in applying for Medical Assistance, and others who wish to understand more about Medical Assistance eligibility requirements.

You can find out if you are eligible for Medical Assistance programs by submitting an application to your local Department of Social Services, applying online through CommonHelp, or by calling the Cover Virginia Call Center at 1-833-5CALLVA (833-522-5582) or the Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) number at 1-888-221-1590. Check your eligibility by using a screening tool or learn how to apply for Medical Assistance. (The screening tool and application information are also available in Spanish.)

Am I Eligible?

Please visit or to learn more about eligibility for the Medicaid and FAMIS programs and to apply for coverage.

Resources for Eligibility Workers