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Temporary Assistance For Needy Families (TANF) Program
What is TANF?
TANF provides temporary financial assistance to eligible families with children. Eligible families receive a monthly cash payment to meet their basic needs. To be eligible, a family must be financially needy and must meet certain requirements.
How do I apply for TANF?
Chesapeake residents can apply for TANF at the Division of Social Services, 100 Outlaw Street, Chesapeake, VA 23320. An interview is required to complete the application process.
You may see if you are eligible for TANF and apply here: Eligibility Screening for TANF
What is the Medicaid Program?
The Medical Assistance Program (Medicaid) pays for health and medical care for certain groups of people who have low income. Medicaid is only available for people who fall in certain categories and who have limited finances.
How do I Apply for Medicaid?
Chesapeake residents can apply for Medicaid at the Division of Social Services, 100 Outlaw Street, Chesapeake, VA 23320. You may also request an application by calling 757-382-2000. Additional information regarding Medicaid can be found by accessing the website of the Virginia Department of Social Services.
Energy Assistance Program
What is the Energy Assistance Program?
Chesapeake's Energy Assistance Program is comprised of three components: fuel assistance, crisis assistance, and cooling assistance. The Energy Assistance Program assists eligible low income households offset the costs of home energy.
For more information about the Energy Assistance Program, please call 757-382-2112.
General Relief (GR) Burial Program
What is GR Burial Program?
General Relief (GR) Burial provides limited financial assistance to help burial costs of a deceased relative. To be eligible, a family must be financially needy and must meet certain requirements. Funds are subject to availability.