22VAC40-295-150. TANF-Emergency Assistance (TANF-EA).
A. A family shall be eligible for TANF-EA if all of the following conditions are met:
1. The assistance meets TANF requirements specified in § 63.2-614 of the Code of Virginia.
2. The emergency assistance is necessary to avoid destitution of the child or to provide living arrangements for him in a home.
The child's need is the result of a disaster or a fire.
The TANF-EA is for eviction prevention or to address needs resulting from a
fire or natural disaster.
4. For current TANF recipients, disaster-related needs can be met through TANF-EA in addition to the regular TANF money payment. The TANF-EA payment does not affect the regular TANF money payment. A TANF-EA payment may not be issued, however, to replace money lost by the recipient or for the loss of earnings.
B. The amount of assistance provided shall be up to
$1,500 per emergency occurrence. The amount of the payment is based on
immediate needs of the applicant.