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General Relief Program [22 VAC 40 ‑ 411]
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Chapter Information
Description General Relief is a program that provides assistance to individuals that are not eligible for other forms of assistance and is an optional program at the local level
State Authority ยงยง 63.2-217 and and 63.2-802
Federal Authority None entered
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 General Relief Program is an optional local program designed to provide assistance to individuals and families which cannot be provided through other means. The General Relief Program is financed through state and local funding. Components of a local General Relief Program may include assistance for medical or dental services, burial expenses, assistance for unattached children and interim assistance. The local General Relief Program is developed by the local department of social services to meet the identified needs of each jurisdiction. The General Relief Program is financed through state funds (62.5 percent) authorized by the General Assembly and local funds (37.5 percent) authorized by the governing bodies. Over and above these amounts, agencies may use 100 percent local-only funds to meet additional needs. Each agency determines the criteria for the use of local-only funds.
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Contact Information
Name / Title: Bernadette Anderson  / General Relief Program Consultant
Address: 801 E. Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address: bernadette.anderson@dss.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)726-7388    FAX: (804)726-7357    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Amend the General Relief Program NOIRA DPB review in progress.

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Replace Emergency General Relief Regulation
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 7/2/2013.
Repeal General Relief Program Adult Components Emergency Stage complete. Emergency regulation expired on 7/1/2013.
Establish General Relief Program Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/1/2009.

Withdrawn Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Repeal General Relief Program Adult Components Emergency/NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 9/17/2010 before the Secretary's office completed its review.