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Department of Social Services Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) Website

For more information on TANF, click above to go to the Department of Social Services Website.

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

TANF is for needy families with children. To qualify, your family must meet certain rules. This article contains information on the requirements to qualify for TANF.

General Relief

General Relief provides limited financial aid to individuals and families. Someone who is eligible for assistance from Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or from Supplemental Security Income (SSI) may or may not be eligible for General Relief. Because this is a local program, the types of aid available vary from locality to locality. This article contains information on eligibility and application for General Relief.

Virginia CommonHelp

CommonHelp is a web-based system that allows Virginia citizens 24/7 easy access to screen and apply for: Cash Assistance (TANF) Child Care Services Energy Assistance (Fuel, Crisis and Cooling) Food Assistance (SNAP) Medical Assistance

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