TANF is a program that provides temporary financial assistance to eligible families and children. The family will receive a monthly cash payment to meet their basic needs.
To access assistance from the TANF program:
The Virginia Initiative for Employment Not Welfare (VIEW) Program is the work program that requires able-bodied parents to work. A family taking part in VIEW will receive help with:
A recipient may still receive a TANF check while working. A family who has someone in the VIEW program may receive TANF for no longer than 24 months followed by a period of ineligibility.
You may apply for TANF by: