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66', If you were receiving SSDI benefits prior to incarceration, your payments are in suspense during the entire time of your incarceration. Once released from jail or prison, you can report to the local Social Security office to have your SSDI payments reinstated. You do not have to re-apply for SSDI benefits. Medicaid If you were receiving Medicaid prior to incarceration, Medicaid benefits are terminated after 30 consecutive days of incarceration. The Virginia Department of Social Services (DSS) has a Medicaid prerelease policy that allows potentially eligible incarcerated individuals to apply for Medicaid prior to release. Individuals should contact their jail or prison counselor for additional information and assistance. ,QHOLJLEOHIRUYHWHUDQ·VEHQHILWV")UHHRUORZFRVWKHDOWKFDUHPD\ EHDYDLODEOH  'HSDUWPHQWRI9HWHUDQV6HUYLFHV9LUJLQLD9HWHUDQDQG)DPLO\6XSSRUW 99)6 can direct you to community services for healthcare, behavioral healthcare, and brain injury. The VVFS staff can also assist with supportive services in the community. Contact information for VVFS is listed in Section 2: Virginia Department of Veterans Services. 'HSDUWPHQWRI6RFLDO6HUYLFHVDQGORFDOKHDOWKGHSDUWPHQWV can tell you where to find healthcare clinics and connect you to local healthcare resources. Check the phone book blue pages under local, city, or county government for the number. For more information you can also visit the Virginia Department of Social Services website at For more information on local health departments you can visit the Virginia Department of Health website at )UHHFOLQLFV are run by many local organizations and communities. You can visit the Virginia Association of Free and Charitable Clinics website at for a listing of free clinics in your area.

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