This press release was originally Published by DMAS.
RICHMOND, VA (March 6, 2023) – Several medical, food and financial assistance flexibilities and
programs administered by the Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) and the Virginia
Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) are set to expire due to recent changes in federal
legislation. 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 COVID19 pandemic. However, with the recent passing of the federal Consolidated Appropriations Act 2023
announcing the end of the continuous coverage requirement on March 31, 2023, and approaching end
of the federal public health emergency (PHE) on May 11, 2023, states will soon return to normal