What public assistance is available to me?

The Virginia Department of Social Services administers a variety of programs that may assist you and your minor children. These programs include family planning, nutritious foods for eligible women and children, Medicaid, job training, temporary financial assistance to eligible families with children, and food stamps. Contact your local Virginia Department of Social Services for more details.

How do I determine whether I am eligible?

To be eligible for assistance provided by the Virginia Department of Social Services, you must live in Virginia, be a US citizen (or meet certain requirements if you are an alien), apply at the agency serving the city or county in which you live, and meet the specific requirements (financial need, for example) of each program for which you are …