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Benefits from several assistance programs to end soon

Several medical, food and financial assistance flexibilities and programs administered by the Virginia Department of Social Services and the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services are set to expire due to recent changes in federal legislation, according to a release from the state Department of Social Services.

The programs, which have provided additional benefits and eligibility waivers to many Virginians, were offered on a temporary basis to help households cope with hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, with the recent passing of the federal Consolidated Appropriations Act 2023 announcing the end of the continuous coverage requirement on March 31, and approaching end of the federal public health emergency on May 11, states will soon return to normal processes, including the following.

Virginia Medicaid

Continuous health coverage will end March 31, with disenrollment beginning no earlier than April 30. Virginia will return to normal enrollment processe...

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