Jul 192009

An online Medicaid application is now available at www.easyaccess.virginia.gov, a website designed to help older adults and adults with disabilities find information and services to meet their long-term support needs.  The online application was designed and developed in a collaborative effort among the Virginia Department for the Aging, the Virginia Department of Social Services, and the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services.

The online application makes it easier for older adults, individuals with disabilities, and their families to apply for Medicaid services using a new streamlined application that is shorter, easier to understand, and can be submitted online to local departments of social services.  Individuals and families can complete the application at their convenience, 24 hours a day, in the comfort of their homes.  Once the applicant electronically completes the form and hits “send,” the local department of social services will receive automated notice that a new application for Medicaid has been submitted, and the process to determine eligibility can begin.  This new online application will also allow many local private and public agencies to assist individuals and families complete the form.

For more information, visit www.easyaccess.virginia.gov

– Thanks to Fairfax Co. Disability Planning & Development and NVRC, Fairfax