Benefit Programs

Program Eligibility

The Department determines eligibility for the following programs:

Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (Formerly AFDC)
  • Auxiliary Grants
  • General Relief for Unrelated Children
  • Heating and Cooling Assistance
  • Medicaid
  • SNAP (Food Stamps)
For detailed information on any of these programs, you may refer to the Benefit Programs of the Virginia Department of Social Services website.


CommonHelp is the Virginia Department of Social Services fast and easy way to screen and apply online for many benefit programs.

FCC Emergency Broadband Benefit Program
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