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How do I find child care?
VA Child Care
Visit vachildcare.com to
complete an online search for care or a search request form, or call 866-543-7852, selecting option 2, to discuss your child care needs, ask
questions and receive a personalized list of referrals.
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What if my job has been affected?
Frequently Asked Questions
Many Virginia workers are seeking guidance on how to navigate the COVID-19 public health crisis. For answers to some of the most frequently asked questions from workers, please refer to Governor Northam’s comprehensive FAQ.
Unemployment Insurance (UI)
To apply for unemployment insurance, visit the Virginia Employment Commission (VEC)
support questions or need information about modifying your child support obligation due to a
change in income? Email firstname.lastname@example.org, visit the 24-hour online payment
and case information portal, or call the DCSE Customer
Service Center at 800-468-8894.
Use the 2-1-1
website to find services in your community that can help you with food delivery, paying utilities,
eviction prevention, and more.
Eligible households can offset expenses associated with heating and/or cooling their home through the Energy Assistance program. Cooling assistance applications will be accepted through August 17.
There’s help if you’re getting behind on your VHDA mortgage.
Federal and state protections are now in place to help renters and homeowners unable to make their monthly payments due to COVID-19. There are also resources available for property owners, developers and the homeless. Visit Stay Home Virginia.
The Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services has information and resources that may be useful in combating, identifying, eliminating the spread of, and supporting self or loved ones through the COVID-19 crisis.
The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service are providing special tax filing and payment relief to individuals and businesses in response to COVID-19. The filing deadline for tax returns has been extended to July 15, 2020.