Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Social Services
State Board of Social Services
Eligibility for Direct Social Services [22 VAC 40 ‑ 780]
Amend Financial Eligibility Criteria
General Information
Action Summary This regulatory action makes two changes to 22VAC40-780. The first is to simplify the name. At the time of the regulation’s introduction in 1985, the purpose may have been to eliminate some eligibility criteria related to the provision of direct social services; however, the regulation now simply provides authority for local departments of social services (LDSS) to provide direct services to families who are found to be eligible in one of three categories. The second change is to remove language in section 60 which makes reference to employment services programs. Employment services programs are benefit/public assistance programs rather than social services programs, so the reference in this regulation is unnecessary.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [004436]
Result of Prior Periodic Review Filed 4/27/2015
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
7263 Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 02/01/2016.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Phyl Parrish  / Policy, Legislation & Regulatory Manager
Address: 801 E. Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)726-7926    FAX: (804)726-7499    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.