Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Social Services
State Board of Social Services
Virginia Independence Program [22 VAC 40 ‑ 35]
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Change diversionary assistance to once every 12 months
Action 3046
General Information
Action Summary The 2009 session of the General Assembly passed legislation (HB 1714 and SB 1045) to amend the time frames during which needy households can receive Diversionary Assistance, a one-time lump sum assistance payment intended to divert the family form long-term welfare. Rather than being restricted to receipt once every 60 months, the law was amended to allow receipt of Diversionary Assistance up to once every 12 months.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This Action is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act. The normal executive branch review process is not required. As such, it can be submitted directly for publication and is effective upon publication.
Exempt Citation: Chapters 61 and 547 2009 Acts of Assembly
RIS Project Yes  [001970]
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
5147 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 08/19/2009.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Mark Golden  / TANF Program Manager
Address: 801 East Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)726-7385    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.