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
Remove TANF Family Cap Provision
Action 5570
General Information
Action Summary The purpose of this action is to amend 22VAC40-35-40, Diversionary Assistance Program Eligibility Criteria, and 22VAC40-70, Limitation on AFDC Benefits. Chapter 1159 of the 2020 Acts of Assembly repealed the prohibition on increasing the amount of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) that a family receives upon the birth of a child during the period of TANF eligibility, or during the period in which the family or adult recipient is ineligible for TANF pursuant to a penalty for failure to comply with benefit eligibility or child support requirements.
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: 2.2-4006 A.4.a.
RIS Project Yes  [006448]
Associated Mandates
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
9026 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/15/2020.
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.