Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Social Services
State Board of Social Services
General Relief Program [22 VAC 40 ‑ 411]
Repeal General Relief Program Adult Components
Action 3518
General Information
Action Summary Item 332 of the 2011 Appropriation Act eliminated funding for all General Relief (GR) components, with the exception of the unattached children component. Effective with local budget allocations for FY12, the adult components of the GR program were eliminated and only the GR unattached children component will continue. The adult components that have been eliminated include unemployed employable individuals, unemployable individuals, institutional care, ongoing medical, interim assistance, food credit authorization, shelter, emergency medical, transient, burial, and clothing assistance.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [002541]
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
5948 Emergency Stage complete. Emergency regulation expired on 07/01/2013.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Mark Golden 
Address: Division of Benefit Programs
7 N. Eighth Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)726-7385    FAX: (804)726-7356    TDD: (800)828-1120