Aged, Blind, or Disabled
Individuals who are age 65 or older, or who are disabled, or who are blind, may be eligible for full-Medicaid health coverage. People who are not eligible for full-Medicaid health coverage because their income is over the program limits may be placed on a Medically Needy Spenddown. Under a Medically Needy Spenddown, the person must have a certain amount of medical bills before Medicaid can be approved. The amount of the medical costs necessary to qualify is different depending on household size and income. Visit CoverVA to learn about your eligibility. You can also learn more about waivers on the DMAS website's Waivers page.
Medicaid Savings Programs
Medicare Savings Programs help Medicare members with low income pay their Medicare premiums. In some cases, the programs also help pay deductibles and co-pays.
The Medicaid Works program is for individuals who are blind or disabled, and who are at least 16 but less than 65 years of age. These individuals are eligible to work and earn a higher income while still qualifying for Medicaid benefits.
Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)
PACE helps adults age 55 or older who are living with chronic healthcare needs and/or disabilities receive community-based healthcare services and supports.