Temporary Assistance for Needy Families; food stamp program, eligibility, postsecondary education. (HB1820)

Introduced By

Del. Dan Helmer (D-Fairfax Station) with support from co-patrons Del. Cia Price (D-Newport News), and Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Temporary Assistance for Needy Families; food stamp program; eligibility; postsecondary education. Allows Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and food stamp recipients, to the extent permitted by federal law and regulations, to satisfy or earn exemption from applicable work and training requirements through enrollment in postsecondary education. The bill directs the Department of Social Services to utilize certain strategies to promote such postsecondary education opportunities and streamline the process for certifying compliance therewith. The bill also directs the Board of Social Services, in implementing the Commonwealth's food stamp program, to (i) establish broad-based categorical eligibility, (ii) set the gross income eligibility standard at 200 percent of the federal poverty guidelines, and (iii) not impose an asset limit. Read the Bill »


01/15/2021: Awaiting a Vote in the Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee


01/06/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101472D
01/06/2021Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/15/2021Assigned HWI sub: Social Services

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