Vol. 35 Iss. 9 - December 24, 2018

Chapter 411
Notice of Intended Regulatory Action

Notice is hereby given in accordance with § 2.2-4007.01 of the Code of Virginia that the State Board of Social Services intends to consider amending 22VAC40-411, General Relief Program. The purpose of the proposed action is to clarify and enhance the regulation. The General Relief Program provides assistance to certain children who are not eligible for other forms of assistance and is an optional program at the local level. More specifically, the program provides assistance to children who are not related to the adult with whom they reside, do not qualify for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, and are not in foster care. The regulation for the program provides minimal information regarding how income and resources are determined and the process of determining eligibility. The goal of the proposed action is to amend the regulation by adding details regarding the eligibility determination process, the amount of assistance provided, and timeframes for which assistance can be provided. Other changes may be necessary, based on public comments received.

The agency does not intend to hold a public hearing on the proposed action after publication in the Virginia Register.

This Notice of Intended Regulatory Action serves as the report of the findings of the regulatory review pursuant to § 2.2-4007.1 of the Code of Virginia.

Statutory Authority: § 63.2-217 of the Code of Virginia.

Public Comment Deadline: January 23, 2019.

Agency Contact: Monique Majeus, Department of Social Services, 801 East Main Street, Richmond, VA 23219, telephone (804) 726-7459, FAX (804) 726-7357, or email

VA.R. Doc. No. R19-5380; Filed November 26, 2018, 10:59 a.m.