Virginia's Initiative for Employment not Welfare
- What is VIEW?
- Virginia's Initiative for Employment not Welfare.
- Who must participate in VIEW?
- All TANF recipients with
children over the age of 12 months with the
- Individuals under the age of 18 or over
- Any individual between 18 and 19 who is
enrolled full-time in school
- Any disabled individual
- Any person who is the sole caregiver of a
disabled household member
- A parent or primary care giver of a child under 12 months
- Any caretaker/relative who is not the
natural or adoptive parent
- What are the requirements of VIEW?
- The individual must sign an Agreement of Personal
Responsibility stating that they will
participate in work activities in order to
receive their TANF check. If an individual is unable
to obtain employment within the allotted timeframe,
they will be placed in community
work experience. Failure to comply in a work
activity will result in a sanction or closure of
public assistance benefits.
- How long can a person participate in the VIEW
- 24 months, which do not have to be consecutive
- What happens at the end of the 2 years?
- The participant can qualify for 12 months of
transitional assistance in day care and
- What type of supportive services are usually
requested from a VIEW participant?
- Day care, transportation, vocational training and assessment,
i.e. computers, G.E.D. prep classes, job readiness training and financial/budgeting classes.
Date Last Modified: 10/24/2008