Social Services assists families and individuals in becoming socially and economically self-sufficient and independent. Benefits programs include temporary assistance for needy families, food stamps, Medicaid, energy assistance, general relief, fraud prevention and children's medical security insurance. Social work programs include adoption, adult services/adult protective services, child protective services, day care services for children, foster care, court services and employment services for welfare recipients.

CommonHelp is a web-based system that allows Virginia citizens 24/7 easy access to screen and apply for:

  • Cash Assistance (TANF)
  • Child Care Services
  • Energy Assistance (Fuel, Crisis and Cooling)
  • Food Assistance (SNAP)
  • Medical Assistance
  • Workforce Development Programs consisting of:
    • Virginia Initiative for Education and Work (VIEW)
    • SNAP Employment and Training (SNAP E&T)

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Visit the Virginia Department of Social Services website 

Fraud Management

Fraud Management focuses on reducing fraud, waste, and abuse of public assistance programs by ensuring that public assistance benefits are received by eligible individuals and that the delivery of benefits are carried out with integrity and efficiency, in compliance with state and federal regulations.

If you suspect Fraud of Benefit Services, please contact Montgomery County Department of Social Services at 540-382-6990.


Montgomery County
Health and Human Services Bldg.
210 S. Pepper St., Ste. B
Christiansburg, VA 24073

Phone: (540) 382-6990
Fax: (540) 381-6823
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Hours: Mon.-Fri.,
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.