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Access the Virginia Department of Social Services' dedicated page for guidance and resources related to COVID-19.

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COVID-19 Assistance Announcement

Virginia's SNAP Program Issues Emergency Benefits (PDF)
Virginia Extends Certification Period for Its Core Assistance Programs (PDF)

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.

Resources

TANF Crisis Assistance Programs (PDF)

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
SNAP Yes Yes         CommonHelp
TANF Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes   CommonHelp
LIHEAP Yes Yes Yes       CommonHelp
MEDICAL ASSISTANCE Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes CommonHelp
CHILD CARE* Yes Yes Yes   Yes   Learn More
*Please note that Child Care changes cannot be renewed or reported online
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