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Public Assistance
Residents in need of public assistance should contact the Loudoun County Department of Family Services, which coordinates the distribution of benefits according to the individual's level of need. Eligibility workers determine each client's eligibility for various public assistance programs, including Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP- formerly Food Stamps), Fuel Assistance, and other programs. The eligibility workers follow federal, state, and local policies (which have certain income / resource limits) to determine benefit amounts for each program. 

TANF, SNAP, Medicaid and Fuel Assistance applications may be submitted on the secure online website at www.commonhelp.virginia.gov.

CommonHelp is Virginia's central, easy way to apply online for many Virginia social services assistance programs such as Medicaid, SNAP, TANF, Energy Assistance and Child Care. Through a single online site, you can find out for what assistance you might be eligible and submit one application saving you time and effort.

Other things you can do on Commonhelp:
  • Check your benefits
  • Renew your benefits
  • Link your account to a case
  • Report changes to your case
  • Update your account

Local Assistance
In addition to public assistance, the Department of Family Services also coordinates the distribution of limited local resources to qualifying citizens with imminent needs. Please refer to the Community Support Unit for additional information.

Child Support
The Commonwealth of Virginia believes that every child has a right to receive support from both parents. Many times this right is violated when parents who aren’t living with their children don’t provide them the kind of financial care they are entitled to. Since 1975, the Division of Child Support Enforcement (DCSE) has been able to help custodial parents and their children in many ways. In 1984, Congress passed additional laws that give the division even more authority to work on the problem of absent parents who fail to provide for their children’s needs.

Additional information regarding child support is available online from the Division of Child Support Enforcement.

Contact Information
Division of Child Support Enforcement (DCSE)
24 Ricketts Dr.
Winchester, VA 22601
Ph: 800-468-8894
Fx: 540-722-3492

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