Is there financial assistance for resource families?
There is a stipend that a resource family receives each month. The age of the child determines the amount of the stipend. The stipend includes a portion that is to be used for room and board, clothing, personal needs and recreation and allowance. The stipend is to offset the financial cost of having the child in your home. In addition, the agency currently has an additional annual clothing allowance for each child. There are strict guidelines on how the clothing money can be used. In addition, there are also tax benefits for resource families.

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1. Where is the Fredericksburg Department of Social Services located?
2. What are the hours of operation?
3. Do I contact the Fredericksburg Department of Social Services for issues regarding Child Support?
4. My address is in Fredericksburg. Does that mean I am a city resident?
5. How do I contact my case worker?
6. If I move to Fredericksburg from another Virginia locality, will my benefits transfer?
7. How do I report child abuse or neglect?
8. How do I report adult abuse or neglect?
9. How do I learn more about becoming a foster parent?
10. Is a resource family the same as a foster family?
11. How long does the certification process take?
12. Can I choose the child I want?
13. After I complete the certification process, how long is the wait before I get a placement?
14. Can a single adult be a resource parent?
15. Can we foster and/or adopt if we are living together without being married?
16. Is there financial assistance for resource families?
17. What about the medical needs of the children?
18. How can I find out if I am eligible for benefits?
19. Are there any general requirements?
20. How can I get an application for benefits?
21. Where do I return my application?
22. Will I need to provide any sort of documentation?
23. How soon will I know if my application has been approved?
24. My application was denied because I could not provide all of the requested information. Can I re-apply?
25. Who is eligible for SNAP?
26. When do I get my SNAP benefits?
27. How do I get my SNAP benefits with the Virginia EBT card?
28. What is a PIN?
29. What if I forget my PIN?
30. What if I lose or damage my EBT card?
31. What if I don't want to use all of my benefits in one month?
32. What if I plan to move or change my address?