Information for Noncitizens
New Health Coverage for Green Card Holders
In the past, Green Card holders (also called lawful permanent residents) with five years or more of residency in the United States had to show proof of 40 quarters (10 years) of work history to qualify for health coverage from Virginia Medicaid. This work requirement ended on April 1, 2021.
Green Card holders (lawful permanent residents) with five years or more of residency in the United States may now be eligible for free or low-cost health coverage from Virginia Medicaid. The five years starts from the date you became a permanent resident, as shown on your immigration documentation.
There are other ways to get health coverage including for asylees, refugees, legally residing children, pregnant women, immigrants and other qualified non-citizens needing emergency care. It is important to apply to see if you qualify!