Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Social Services
State Board of Social Services
General Relief (GR) Program - Locality Options [22 VAC 40 ‑ 570]    (Repealed)
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description The regulation establishes options available to localities in the delivery of General Relief benefits. Options include the amount of assistance available to unemployed employable individuals and unattached children, assistance units served, the amount of medical assistance, recipients using contracted pharmacies, extent of disability for eligibility, and amount of assistance for food and shelter.
State Authority §§ 63.2-217 and 63.2-802 of the Code of Virginia
Federal Authority 42 USCS § 301 et seq.
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation Localities share in the cost of General Relief. The goal of this regulation is to provide parameters for the delivery of benefits under which localities may operate different program components, recognizing that the resources of each locality to provide assistance may differ.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Moniko Coleman  / Board Liaison
Address: 801 E. Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)726-7512    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Establish General Relief Program Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 09/01/2009.

Periodic Reviews
Last Activity Status
8/7/2007 Agency Completed Repeal
6/26/2002 Agency Completed Retain As Is