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The Virginia Department of Social Services develops and administers programs that provide timely and accurate income support benefits and employment services to families and individuals in the Commonwealth. These programs assist citizens as they transition from dependency on public assistance programs to self-sufficiency.

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Program Name Address Date of Birth Social Security # Citizenship Status IRS Tax Filing Info
SNAP Yes Yes        
TANF Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes  
LIHEAP Yes Yes Yes      
MEDICAL ASSISTANCE Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
CHILD CARE* Yes Yes Yes   Yes  
*Please note that Child Care changes cannot be renewed or reported online

 

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