Apply For Virginia TANF

This page provides the Virginia TANF eligibility requirements. Applicants must meet both state and federal guidelines for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program. Individuals who apply for TANF must meet the monetary and non-monetary state guidelines, complete work-related activities, provide paternity information about the children in the household and report as required by the state.

Virginia residents who qualify for welfare are required to furnish information such as citizenship, income, resources, and age. Only household members who are eligible can receive Virginia welfare benefits. Read on for more information about applying for TANF. If you have additional questions or issues about this program, then contact TANF Virginia.

TANF Eligibility

A child will be categorically eligible for TANF if he meets the following requirements:

Exception: A child who meets all of the above requirements may beineligible forassistance due to the family cap provision.

To be eligible, a child who meets the requirements above, a parent, or a caretaker-relative other than the parent, must meet the following conditions:

The parent or caretaker/relative shall be eligible for TANF unless one of the exceptions is applicable. Eligibility of the caretaker/relative may exist even though:

All applicants and recipients for TANF must supply verification that all otherwise eligible children have received the immunizations required by the Code of Virginia.* The agency must inform applicants of the immunization requirement at initial application. The immunization schedule is established by the State Board of Health.

By the first redetermination or twelve months, whichever is laterafter being informed of the immunization requirement, the recipientmust provide thefollowing or the worker must reduce the TANF grant:

At the second redetermination and subsequent redeterminations after being informed of these requirements, the recipient must provide verification of compliance with the immunization schedule or the plan prepared by the physician or health department, until the child has received all required immunizations. Failure to provide the necessary verifications shall result in a grant reduction

When a child is added to the assistance unit, the eligibility worker must advise the parent/caretaker of the immunization requirement. The parent/caretaker shall be allowed at least twelve months to provide verification that the child has met the immunization requirement. As verification of immunizations is only required at redetermination, penalties shall not be imposed for such a child until the first redetermination occurring at least six months after the child is added.

For cases that are transferred, the receiving agency must ensure that the recipient has been notified of the immunization requirement. If no notification has occurred, the eligibility worker must advise the recipient of the immunization requirement. The receiving agency shall not impose an immunization penalty unless the transferring locality initiated the penalty or the receiving locality's redetermination occurs at least six months after notification of the requirement.

Screening for Eligibility & Applying

Virginia Employment Search

Part of the requirement, while on the TANF program, is finding a job to help sustain your financial needs. Virginia provides an online job site for you to search for employment. You can view the job site by clicking here.

Apply Online For Virginia TANF

If you have questions about applying for TANF benefits, or you want to see if you can apply for TANF Virginia online, then visit the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families website here.