Temporary Assistance to Needy Families

The TANF program provides temporary cash assistance and employment-related services to enable families with children to become self-supporting. TANF promotes economic independence through participation in the Virginia Initiative for Employment not Welfare (VIEW) program, which offers employment-related activities, education, training and needed support services.

Eligibility for TANF and the amount of the monthly payment varies according to the number of eligible household members, income, and other eligibility factors.

Applications are available at our office during regular office hours, or they can be mailed to you the same day of your request.

For more detailed information about eligibility requirements and to access an on-line screening tool, see the Virginia Department of Social Services web site @ www.dss.virginia.gov or at commonhelp.virginia.gov.