Benefit Programs


 Temporary Assistance To Needy Families (TANF) - is a program, which provides temporary financial assistance to eligible families with children. The family receives a monthly cash payment to meet their basic needs.

 Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) - is a program designed to alleviate hunger and malnutrition.  This is accomplished by permitting low-income households to obtain a more nutritious diet through normal channels of trade by increasing the food purchasing power of all eligible households who apply for participation.

 Electronic Benefits Transfer Program (EBT) - is the distribution process for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits through the utilization of a plastic debit card.  The card replaces the old paper food stamp coupons, and provides direct electronic transfer of benefits.

 MEDICAID - is a program designed to provide a payment resource, either totally or in part, for the medical needs of low-income individuals who are elderly, blind, or disabled, as well as families or pregnant women.

 Family Access to Medical Insurance Security (FAMIS) - A health insurance program for children making health care affordable for children of eligible families.  FAMIS covers all the medical care growing children need to avoid getting sick, plus the medical care that will help them if they do get sick or get hurt.

 Auxiliary Grants Programs - a monetary payment program designed to assist to aged, blind, or disabled persons residing in homes for adults who have insufficient funds to meet their needs as established-by the state board of social services.

 General Relief - is a program designed to provide monetary assistance, either ongoing or short term, for items that cannot be provided through other means. This includes assistance to children who do not meet the relationship criterion for eligibility in a federal category of assistance.

 Energy Assistance - programs designed to assist low-income households offset the cost of energy as well as purchase or repair heating equipment that poses a threat to the households.

 Temporary Assistance To Needy Families (TANF-UP) - is a program designed to offer financial assistance to needy two-parent, unemployed homes.

 Temporary Assistance To Repatriates - is a program which provides monetary assistance to help needy U.S. Citizens and their dependents who have returned or been brought from a foreign country to the united states due to the destitution of the U.S. Citizen or any of his/her dependents because of war, threat of war, invasion or similar crisis, and are without available resources.


How do I apply?

  • Apply online
  • Apply in person at 17100 Monument Circle, Suite A, Isle of Wight, VA 23397
  • Have an application mailed to you by calling 757-365-0880

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