You may use our CommonHelp website to help determine whether you are eligible foCommonHelpr benefits. Please note, however, that the final decision regarding eligibility must be made by an eligibility worker at your local department of social services.

Ways to Apply

  1. Online
  2. Paper Application
  3. Phone

You can apply online from anywhere at any time for any of the public assistance programs by going to Virginia CommonHelp. Your application will be immediately sent to your locality based upon address included in your online application. You may set up an online account to check your benefits, renew benefits, and report changes. Applying online can save you time and may allow for faster processing of the application. In addition to access from your home computer or public library, computers for applying to public assistance programs are located and available in the lobby of the Spotsylvania Department of Social Services.