Financial Assistance

Important Program Updates for SNAP and Virginia Medical Assistance

Please use the links below to find details concerning these important program updates: 

For more information about local resources in your area, visit 2-1-1 Virginia at

Visit the Virginia Department of Social Services at for updates as they become available.

Public Assistance Programs

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. The eligibility workers follow federal, state, and local policies (which have certain income / resource limits) to determine benefit amounts for each program.

Eligibility workers determine each client's eligibility for various public assistance programs, including:

  • Child Care Assistance
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Medical Assistance Programs
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) - formerly known as Food Stamps
  • Energy Assistance (EA) - fuel, crisis, and cooling 

Online Application

Child Care, TANF, SNAP, Medical Assistance and Energy Assistance applications may be submitted on the CommonHelp secure website.

CommonHelp is a single online site which 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
  • Link your account to a case
  • Renew your benefits
  • 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 residents meeting eligibility criteria. Please refer to the Community Support Program for additional information.