Apply for Financial and Medical Assistance Benefits
The Department of Family Services cares about the safety and well-being of individuals and families, and is taking necessary actions to mitigate the risk of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) within the community. Therefore, our Financial and Medical Assistance lobbies at each of our locations (Fairfax, South County, Annandale, and Lake Anne) will be closed to walk-in visitors starting Friday, Mar. 20, 2020.
We will continue to provide public assistance services remotely and you are encouraged to request Assistance from a Distance to complete any needed interactions. There are multiple ways to request help or contact us without having to go into the office. The following methods are available to you in order to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and to support social distancing.
Assistance from a Distance - Providing financial and medical assistance while keeping you and your family safe.
All Virginia Career Works-Fairfax Centers and the VIEW Job Center are closed until further notices. Services will continue to be offered through web-based and telephonic options, to include the following:
Tools, resources, and assistance for job search, interview preparation and career advancement
Access to a bank of online employment resources and education and training options
Workforce information and local labor market information
Medicaid Expansion: Beginning Jan. 1, 2019, more adults age 19-64 in Virginia will have access to quality, low-cost health insurance. Applications accepted beginning Nov. 1, 2018. Read below to learn how to apply or visit CoverVa for more information.
Temporary Cash Assistance for Families with Minor Children (TANF)
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.-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, Suite 232
Fairfax, VA 22035