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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Social Services
State Board of Social Services
[REPEALED] Collection of Overpayments in the Refugee Other Assistance Programs [22 VAC 40 ‑ 330]
Remove References to AFDC from Collection of Overpayments in the Aid to Families With Dependent Children (AFDC) and Refugee Other Assistance Programs
General Information
Action Summary On August 22, 1996, the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA) was enacted, introducing welfare reform at the federal level. In Title I of the Act, Congress replaced the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) Program with the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant. This block grant considerably reduced federal regulation of cash assistance and employment services programs, allowing states to design their programs within limited parameters. Because the framework of the AFDC program was repealed by Congress, Virginia adopted pre-TANF federal definitions of eligibility criteria in order to maintain the program as it currently operated in Virginia. To that end, the 1997 Virginia General Assembly adopted legislation that codified the old rules, and an advisory committee comprised of legislators, socials services directors and workers, local government officials, and citizens, was formed to consider new TANF options. The committee made recommendations to simplify and streamline the TANF and VIEW programs. The proposed regulations, 22 VAC 40-295-10 et seq., will implement the recommendations of the TANF Advisory Committee and will also serve as a comprehensive program regulation. This regulation will be amended by deleting all references to the Aid to Families with Dependent Children Program. Then, this regulation will only apply to Refugee Other Assistance. Any language necessary for TANF will be included in the proposed comprehensive regulation.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA No, this action is subject to Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act.
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Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
136 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 03/29/2000.
1391 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 12/07/2001.
2657 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 09/01/2004.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Mark L. Golden  / Human Services Program Consultant
Address: Virginia Department of Social Services
730 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219-1849
Email Address:
Phone: (804)692-1730    FAX: (804)692-1704