Don't Wait in Line, Apply Online!*
Visit CommonHelp to apply for or read more about:
- Child Care Services
- Energy Assistance (Fuel, Crisis, or Cooling)
- Food Assistance (SNAP)
- Health Care Coverage (Families and Children)
- Health Care Coverage (Other)
- Temporary Cash Assistance for Families with Minor Children (TANF)
- Auxiliary Grant
You can also check your benefits, renew your benefits, see if you are eligible for benefits, and report changes.
Apply by Phone
Applications for SNAP, TANF and Medicaid are now accepted over the phone at 1-855-635-4370. This applies to applications only. Everything else must still be done online, in person, through the mail or by fax.
Apply in Person
You can walk in to a Department of Family Services office Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m and 4:30 p.m., for information and receive your application and directions for filling it out. No appointment is needed.
Three Ways to Send Documents:
Department of Family Services
12011 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA 22035
To access our services or to learn how to apply for them, call our customer service at 703-324-7500; TTY 703-222-9452.