Social Services  |  Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)
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Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) provides temporary financial assistance to eligible families.

A monthly cash payment is distributed to eligible families to meet their basic needs. The program is based upon the principles of personal responsibility, time-limited assistance, and work in exchange for benefits. TANF is the cash assistance component of the Virginia Independence Program (VIP) that helps families work toward their goal of total independence.

For more information regarding the TANF Program, please visit the Virginia Department of Social Services. Apply here.