Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Social Services
State Board of Social Services
Virginia Independence Program [22 VAC 40 ‑ 35]
Amend the Virginia Independence Program regulation by updating out-dated information and changing paternity identification requirements.
Action 2368
General Information
Action Summary The purpose of the proposed action is to amend the Virginia Independence Program regulation by changing state code citations that changed as a result of recodification, change terms from Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) to the current Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), update the definitions, remove obsolete language concerning the receipt of federal waivers, remove references to the Virginia Targeted Jobs Grant Program, update the exemptions from the Virginia Initiative for Employment not Welfare program, allow greater participation in educational activities when participating in community work experience, expand opportunities for hardship exceptions and address situations when an applicant for TANF names multiple possible putative fathers.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [001056]
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
4153 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 09/05/2007.
4404 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 12/12/2008.
5007 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 07/01/2009.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Mark L. Golden  / TANF Program Manager
Address: Division of Benefit Programs
7 North 8th Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)726-7385    FAX: (804)726-7356    TDD: (800)828-1120