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Code of Virginia
Title 32.1. Health
Chapter 10. Department of Medical Assistance Services
9/23/2021

§ 32.1-325.03. Legal presence required for certain state and local public benefits; exceptions; definitions; proof of legal presence.

A. In addition to meeting the existing eligibility requirements of the benefits applied for, no person who is not a United States Citizen or legally present in the United States shall receive medical services under this chapter, except for the following:

1. Medicaid benefits for those residing in long-term institutional facilities or participating in home and community based waivers on June 30, 1997, who were eligible for full Medicaid benefits shall continue to be eligible for Medicaid benefits at state expense if federal financial participation is not available;

2. Medicaid benefits for those who because of alien requirements pursuant to the federal Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (Public Law 104-193) (i) are under the age of 19 years and (ii) would be eligible for full Medicaid benefits if the alien requirements prior to the passage of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 were still in effect. However, such person upon reaching the age of 19 years shall comply with the provisions of this section; and

3. State or local public benefits that are mandated by Federal Law pursuant to 8 U.S.C. § 1621.

B. The determination of eligibility for public benefits as provided in this chapter shall be subject to the provisions of § 63.2-503.1, as applicable.

2005, cc. 867, 876.

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