Common Help

CommonHelp is the Commonwealth of Virginia's fast and easy way to apply online for many Virginia social services assistance programs such as Medicaid, SNAP, TANF, Energy Assistance and Child Care. Through a single online site, you can find out for what assistance you might be eligible and submit one application saving you time and effort. 

Prepare to apply
Information you need to make applying for assistance faster.

Apply online though Commonhelp
for SNAP (formerly Food Stamps), Medicaid, TANF, Energy Assistance and more

Other things you can do with Commonhelp

  • Check your benefits
  • Renew your benefits 
  • Link your account to a case 
  • Report changes to your case 
  • Update your account

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