Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), (formerly food stamps)
Public assistance program designed to help people become self-sufficient and independent while preventing hunger and malnutrition. Applicants may apply for an electronic card (EBT) that allows for purchase of food items from participating grocery stores.
Provides income supplements to recipients of SSI and certain other aged, blind, or disabled individuals residing in a licensed assisted living facility or in an approved adult foster home. This assistance is made available through local departments of social services to ensure that adults are able to maintain a standard of living that meets a basic level of need.
Provides payment for health and medical care for people who meet the specified requirements for income and resource limits. All medical services must be provided by Medicaid enrolled providers who bill the program directly for their services. In some instances, a small co-payment is required.
Provides services of child care in approved facilities for a defined portion of a 24-hour day to enable parents to be employed or to provide services when they must be away due to an emergency. Services may also be provided for children needing protection.
Virginia Initiative for Employment, not Welfare (VIEW) program is a workforce program administered through local departments of social services. The VIEW Program provides employment and training services to TANF recipients who are required to participate in the program as a condition of eligibility and to TANF recipients who volunteer to participate.