The Virginia Initiative for Employment not Welfare (VIEW) aids the attempts of families getting Temporary help for Needy people (TANF) to attain freedom through employment. SEE is targeted on the members' skills and offers services to assist them to conquer job-related challenges, and private, medical and household challenges that affect employment.
The Fairfax County Department of Family Services (DFS) administers benefits under the national Temporary Aid for Needy Families (TANF) program, which provides temporary money assist with low-income families with kiddies. Moms and dads who receive this assistance, and therefore are in a position to work, are required to be involved in the scene program.
The scene system provides moms and dads the help and sources had a need to discover and keep work. An important aspect of the program is the powerful help members receive from their particular VIEW situation manager, which centers on each family's individual scenario and works closely with them to aid their objectives of work and independency.
- Grownups receiving TANF in Virginia, who can work, must participate in SEE whenever their youngest child is one year of age or older.
- Moms and dads must work or take part in specific work activities the entire time they've been because.
- VIEW participants sign an agreement that papers their particular willing involvement within the system and their particular acceptance of responsibility to focus to produce self-reliance from benefit. Participation in the SEE system is a demanding full time dedication.
- TANF eligibility is limited to 24-month times for SEE individuals, accompanied by a 24-month break. Extensions are approved for specified hardships. Federal legislation restricts TANF assist with a maximum of 60 months.
- VIEW participants whom obtain employment may earn up to the national poverty amount whilst still being accept TANF.
- Childcare: readily available while parents are employed or playing SEE activities.
- Transportation: Includes mileage reimbursement, coach tokens and Metro farecards. Recommendations are made to car acquisition and loan programs.
- Health and Dental solutions, not covered by Medicaid, that moms and dads need to get or keep employment.
- Testing and Evaluation for hidden handicaps. recommendations were created for treatment and unique needs solutions.
- Crisis treatments: immediate help with problems and crises that may affect employment.
- Information about filing for child help, the Earned Income Tax Credit and local community solutions.
SEE has rigid needs in the quantity of hours and types of activities which are the main work system. Besides paid work, approved work tasks consist of:
- Looking for employment or getting work ability assistance.
- Volunteering to gain work knowledge.
- Instruction on-the-job.
- Education at a vocational college.
Education and training can also be available in some situations, and could consist of: instruction for a particular job, learning to receive a higher school credential (diploma or GED), or learning English for those who are speakers of various other languages.
Transitional services* that could be readily available when a participant’s TANF closes tend to be:
- Transportation assistance.
- Childcare support.
- Employment and instruction solutions.
- a month-to-month incentive payment to encourage work retention ($50 per month for up to twelve months while qualified work is maintained).
*Transitional services are those accessible to a participant for approximately one year following the participant no longer gets TANF.
Fairfax County VIEW Workplace Locations
703-324-3000; TTY 703-222-9452:
History Center, Western Wing
7611 Little River Turnpike
Annandale, VA 22003