Agencies | Governor
Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Social Services
State Board of Social Services
Virginia Independence Program [22 VAC 40 ‑ 35]
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Remove TANF Family Cap Provision
General Information
Action Summary The purpose of this action is to amend 22VAC40-35-40, Diversionary Assistance Program Eligibility Criteria, and 22VAC40-70, Limitation on AFDC Benefits. Chapter 1159 of the 2020 Acts of Assembly repealed the prohibition on increasing the amount of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) that a family receives upon the birth of a child during the period of TANF eligibility, or during the period in which the family or adult recipient is ineligible for TANF pursuant to a penalty for failure to comply with benefit eligibility or child support requirements.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA Yes, this action is exempt from Article II of the APA and executive branch review.
Exempt Citation: 2.2-4006 A.4.a.
RIS Project Yes  [006448]
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
9026 Final Stage complete. Becomes effective on 10/15/2020.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Mark Golden  / TANF Program Manager
Address: 801 East Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)726-7385    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.