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Medical Assistance (Medicaid):
The Medical Assistance program (Medicaid) was established under Title XIX of the Social Security Act to enable states to provide medical care for public assistance recipients and medically needy persons (i.e. persons of low income who can meet their maintenance needs but have insufficient income to provide the cost of medical care). The program is financed by state and federal funds.
Family Access to Medical Insurance Security (FAMIS)
In Virginia, Children's Health Insurance includes Medicaid and Family Access to Medical Insurance Security (FAMIS) and is available through a single application. Children will be covered by Medicaid if the family's income meets the Medicaid income requirements. Children who are not eligible for Medicaid and who meet the FAMIS eligibility requirements will be covered by FAMIS.
Child Protective Services
The investigation and assessment of reports of alleged child abuse and/or neglect for children under 18 years of age. This includes arranging for and providing necessary protective and rehabilitative services for a child and family when the child has been found to have been abused or neglected or is at risk of being abused or neglected.
Protective Services may include services to children who are not reported as being abused or neglected, but for whom potential harm or threat of harm exists. This prevention service is to keep the family unit intact, thereby preventing the need for removal of the child. All children and families are eligible for these services regardless of income.
The Child Abuse and Neglect State Hotline is 1-800-552-7096.
Child support services in Virginia are handled by the Division of Child Support Enforcement. Please contact their local Fredericksburg office at 2342 Plank Rd., Fredericksburg, VA, or by phone at (800) 468-8894.
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