Welcome to CommonHelp

A guide for navigating and applying for assistance

About Benefits

Learn how assistance benefits can work for individuals and families through the below programs:

Child Care Services

Financial assistance is provided to eligible families to help with the cost of child care so they can work or attend education programs

Energy Assistance (Fuel, Crisis, or Cooling)

Low-income households may receive assistance with their energy bills

Food Assistance (SNAP)

SNAP can be used like cash to buy eligible food items with an EBT card from authorized retailers

Auxiliary Grant

Provides financial assistance to eligible individuals with Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and other low-income individuals interested in residing in a Department of Social Services licensed assisted living facility or a local department of social services approved adult foster care home

Health Care Coverage (Families & Children)

  • Children's Health Insurance (FAMIS/FAMIS Plus))
  • Pregnant Women

Temporary Cash Assistance for Families with Minor Children (TANF)

TANF is designed to help needy families achieve self-sufficiency and Virginia receives block grants that fund these support programs

Health Care Coverage (Other)

  • Aged, Blind, or Disabled (ABD)
  • Medicare Part D Costs Savings Program (Medicaid for Medicare Beneficiaries