COVID-19 Assistance Announcements
- Temporary SNAP Eligibility for College Students
- Emergency SNAP Allotments Will Be Released January 16
The Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) is working closely with administration, including the Virginia Department of Health, the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, the COVID-19 Taskforce, local partners, and stakeholders to activate emergency procedures.
Temporary SNAP Eligibility for College Students Flyer (Spanish) (PDF)
Temporary SNAP Eligibility for College Students Flyer (English) (PDF)
TANF Crisis Assistance Programs (PDF)
SNAP Programs Infographic (PNG)
SNAP Programs Infographic (Spanish) (JPG)
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.
What do I need to apply?
|Program||Name||Address||Date of Birth||Social Security #||Citizenship Status||IRS Tax Filing Info||Apply Now|
|Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT)||Yes||Yes||Yes||Learn More|
|Virginia COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Learn More|
|CHILD CARE*||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Learn More|
|*Please note that Child Care changes cannot be renewed or reported online|