VA Unveils New Online Social Services Program

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) – The state is rolling out a program to provide Virginians with hands-on access to various social services.
    
Called CommonHelp, the program introduced Wednesday will provide online access to residents who want to know if they are eligible for energy and medical assistance, child care services and nutrition programs. It will also give Virginians the ability to update or renew their public assistance benefits online.
    
Department of Social Services' Commissioner Martin D. Brown says CommonHelp will make it easier for some of the most vulnerable citizens, including seniors and the disabled, to apply for services.
    
Gov. Bob McDonnell says self-service delivery systems save time and money, and improve government efficiency.

Access CommonHelp here.

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