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2004 Special Session I

Budget Bill - HB5001 (Chapter 4)

Department of Social Services

Item 358

Item 358

First Year - FY2005Second Year - FY2006
Financial Assistance to Local Welfare/Social Service Boards for Administration of Benefit Programs (46000)$152,525,807$153,525,807
Benefit Programs Administration (46003)FY2005 $152,525,807FY2006 $153,525,807
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY2005 $45,793,834FY2006 $45,793,834
Dedicated Special RevenueFY2005 $2,295,000FY2006 $2,295,000
Federal TrustFY2005 $104,436,973FY2006 $105,436,973

Authority: Title 63.1, Chapters 1, 6, 6.2, 6.5, 13 and 14, Code of Virginia; P.L. 104-193, Titles IV A, XIX, and XXI, Social Security Act, Federal Code, as amended.


A. The amount for Benefit Programs Administration, including the Food Stamp program, shall be expended under regulations of the Board of Social Services to reimburse county and city welfare/social services boards pursuant to § 63.2-401, Code of Virginia, and subject to the same percentage limitations for other administrative services performed by county and city public welfare/social services boards and superintendents of public welfare/social services pursuant to other provisions of the Code of Virginia, as amended.


B. Pursuant to the provisions of §§ 63.2-403, 63.2-406, 63.2-407, 63.2-408, and 63.2-615 Code of Virginia, all moneys deducted from funds otherwise payable out of the state treasury to the counties and cities pursuant to the provisions of §§ 63.2-408, Code of Virginia, shall be credited to the applicable general fund account.


C. Out of the federal fund appropriation for Benefit Programs Administration, amounts estimated at $15,000,000 the first year and $15,000,000 the second year shall be set aside for allowable local salary costs which exceed available general fund reimbursement and amounts estimated at $10,000,000 the first year and $10,000,000 the second year shall be set aside to reimburse local governments for allowable costs incurred in administering public assistance programs.


D. Included in this appropriation are funds to reimburse local social service agencies for eligibility workers who interview applicants to determine qualification for public assistance benefits which include but are not limited to: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families; Food Stamps; and Medicaid.