COVID-19 Resources

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Financial Resources & Medicaid

  1. "Connecting Kids to Coverage" National Campaign - To help families with children during this pandemic, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has developed the Connecting Kids to Coverage National Campaign, creating new resources that partners can share to remind parents and caretakers that Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provide free or low-cost health insurance for eligible children and teens up to age 19.
  2. Family Leave
  3. Unemployment Insurance In Virginia
  4. Finding Child Care Assistance
  5. Medicaid Updates and COVID-19 Coverage Information
  6. Medicaid Memo 3/19
  7. Rebates and Unemployment Benefits in Virginia.
  8. COVID-19 Impact: Keeping you Informed and Connected - presented April 9, 2020
  9.  Supplemental Security Income Recipients Will Receive Automatic COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments
  10.  Medicaid Memo 4/22 - New Guidance for Waiver Recipients
  11. Medicaid Memo - May 15, 2020
  12. Homelessness/Housing Crisis Resources

NEW! Virginia Department of Social Services has launched a new web page and mobile app designed as a one stop resources for individuals, families and businesses to access benefits, services, and critical information.

 

 

Many banks and power companies are providing relief to customers. Internet essentials are being provided at low cost and most pharmacies are providing free prescription deliveries. To learn more, contact your provider. 

You can contact BIAV to connect with our Information and Resource Specialists to learn more about community resources that may be available to you. Call 1-800-444-6443 or use the chat feature on our website to speak with a trained professional who will listen to your situation, offer support and provide guidance on accessing services and support. Our I&R service is free and confidential.

2-1-1 VIRGINIA is a United Way program that provides information on government, nonprofit, and community-based agencies, as well as businesses that provide health and human services for Virginians across the state, and you can search for these same services on this 2-1-1 VIRGINIA Website.

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Advocacy Updates! 8.3.2020

Tell the Senate to Include the Disability Community in COVID-19 Relief Bills

 

Take Action. People with disabilities and those who support them can't be left behind!

The critical needs of people with disabilities, their families, and the direct support professional (DSP) workforce must be included in the next coronavirus relief bill.

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed legislation that includes many of our top asks – but the Senate has JUST introduced a bill that does NOT address most of the critical needs of people with disabilities!

Your Senators need to hear from you so that these and other important provisions remain in the bill that ultimately passes Congress:

·    Dedicated funding for Medicaid home- and community-based services (HCBS). These funds are necessary to serve people with disabilities in their homes and communities and will provide better wages and support for the DSP workforce. Access to HCBS will limit the risk of people with disabilities being put in institutions.

·    Personal protective equipment (PPE) for direct support professionals. This is urgently needed to protect the health and safety of this critical workforce. DSPs must be designated as essential workers so that they can get access to the PPE and medical supplies they need.

·    Paid leave for all caregivers. As more people with disabilities lose their usual sources of care, family caregivers are scrambling and need access to paid leave and sick days to help their loved ones. Congress should include all family caregivers in the emergency paid leave provisions.

·    Economic impact payments for all people with disabilities. Tell Congress to make sure that stimulus payments are available to everyone, including adults with disabilities who are claimed as dependents.

Please contact your senators or call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask to be connected to your senators.

Click here for a tool you can use to to tweet your senators using our sample tweet below:

 

[Your senator’s Twitter handle] #WhatWeNeed is dedicated HCBS funding in the next #COVID19 bill so people with disabilities can access the services they need safely at home, not in institutions with severe COVID-19 outbreaks.

 

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