In Virginia, TANF applicants must meet both the state and federal guidelines for the program. The federal government requires that individuals 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. The federal guidelines have been built into each state.s program, as this is required in order for states to receive the block grants that fund TANF. Therefore, it is really only necessary that applicants be aware of and meet the requirements as outlined by the state of Virginia. To read more about the federal TANF eligibility guidelines, click here. In order to qualify for welfare in Virginia, households must be needy as defined by state guidelines and have a minor child in residence. To take the online eligibility screening, click here. Virginia TANF Program.
TANF benefits are figured based on individual state guidelines and dependent on factors such as family size, earned and unearned income, and housing expenses. TANF benefits are available for a maximum of 60 months (5 years) in the state of Virginia. Those who are required to participate in the VIEW program can earn a paycheck and receive welfare benefits at the same time. The VIEW program is available for a length of 24 months after which follows a period of 24 months of ineligibility. In 2005, the maximum benefit for a family of three was $320 per month, or $3840 per year.
The food stamp program is a federal program run by state and local agencies, it is for low income families. In most states the same rules for TANF apply for food stamps. If you meet the requirements for TANF, you meet the requirements for food stamps. Find out how to apply for food stamps in VA or check your Virginia EBT Card balance.