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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Agency
Department of Social Services
Board
State Board of Social Services
chapter
General Relief Program [22 VAC 40 ‑ 411]
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Action:
Replace Emergency General Relief Regulation
 
General Information
Action Summary Due to a budget shortfall, item 332 of the 2011 Appropriation Act eliminated funding for all General Relief (GR) components, with the exception of the unattached children component, and authorized the agency to enact emergency regulations to affect the change. The unattached children component provides assistance in situations in which a child is living with an unrelated adult and is, therefore, ineligible for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). According to federal statute, in order to receive TANF, a child must be living with a parent or relative. The components eliminated were: assistance for unemployed employable individuals, assistance for unemployable individuals, institutional care, ongoing medical assistance, interim assistance, food credit authorization assistance, shelter assistance, emergency medical assistance, and clothing assistance.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA Yes, this action is exempt from Article II of the APA and executive branch review.
Exempt Citation: 2.2-4006 (4) (a)
RIS Project Yes  [003462]
Associated Mandates Repeal General Relief Program Adult Components
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
 
Stages
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
6482 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 07/02/2013.
 
Contact Information
Name / Title: Bernadette Anderson 
Address: Division of Benefit Programs
801 E. Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address: bernadette.anderson@dss.virginia.gov
Phone: (804)726-7388    FAX: (804)726-7357    TDD: (800)828-1120