How do I determine whether I am eligible?

To be eligible for most programs, an applicant must: “(1) Live in Virginia; (2) Be a U.S. citizen or meet certain requirements if you are an immigrant; (3) Apply at the agency that serves the city or county where you live; (4) Meet specific requirements of each program for which you are applying; and (5) Apply for other benefits that you may be entitled to receive, such as Social Security, Worker’s or Unemployment Compensation.” Each program has its own verification requirements. Visit your local office of the Virginia Department of Social Services, or its website, for eligibility screening.