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Funding Limitations for the Refugee Resettlement Program [22 VAC 40 ‑ 400]
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Chapter Information
Description The regulation gives the Virginia Department of Social Services the authority to change the eligibility period for receipt of Refugee Cash Assistance Program benefits and the Refugee Medical Assistance Program benefits if so directed by the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR). ORR provides 100 percent federal funding for these two programs.
State Authority 63.2-217
Federal Authority 8 USCS 1522
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation The goal of the regulation remains the same as when it was first published. The regulation gives the Virginia Department of Social Services the authority to increase or decrease the period of eligibility of federally funded cash and medical benefits if so directed by the Director of the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR). Changes in the period of eligibility are tied to federal funding levels for refugee services. Refugee cash and medical benefits have been provided since 1975. Since 1986, the federally defined period of eligibility has changed several times.
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Contact Information
Name / Title: Penelope Boyd  / Refugee Program Consultant
Address: 801 E. Main Street
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address: penny.boyd@dss.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)726-7933    FAX: (804)726-7088    TDD: ()-
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