Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Social Services
State Board of Social Services
General Relief Program [22 VAC 40 ‑ 411]
Amend the General Relief Program
Action 4973
[Withdrawn 6/16/2022]
General Information
Action Summary General Relief is a program that provides assistance to certain children who are not eligible for other forms of assistance and is an optional program at the local level. More specifically, the program provides assistance to children not related to the adult with whom they reside, do not qualify for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and are not in foster care. The General Relief regulation provides minimal information regarding how income and resources are determined and the process of determining eligibility. The goal of the proposed action is to amend the General Relief regulation (22 VAC 40-411) by adding details regarding the eligibility determination process, the amount of assistance provided, and timeframes for which assistance can be provided. Other changes may be necessary, based on public comments received.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [005380]
Result of Prior Periodic Review Filed 5/10/2017
New Periodic Review This action will be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
8166 NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 06/16/2022 after the comment period had ended.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Monique Majeus 
Address: 801 E. Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)726-7459    FAX: (804)726-7357    TDD: ()-