ATTENTION: The Sussex County Department of Social Services is open to the public. To reduce the spread of COVID-19, we encourage you to continue to use online services and contact staff by email or phone whenever possible. If you must visit the department office, please remember to wear a mask and practice physical distancing.
If an appointment or assistance is needed, please call (434) 246-1083 Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
You may drop all completed applications and documents in the drop box located in front of the building. Blank applications and instructions for applying are located to your left of the drop box near the entrance. Items dropped off are retrieved daily for processing.
Benefit Program Services
If you are applying for benefit program services, you may do so using one of the following methods:
- For SNAP, TANF, MEDICAID, Child Care Assistance, Energy programs – go to https://commonhelp.virginia.gov or call toll free 1 (855) 635-4370.
- To apply for MEDICAID only – call Cover VA – 1 (855) 242-8282
You may also call the office and an application will be mailed to you.
If you need to report adult or child abuse or neglect, during normal business hours, please call (434) 246-1083 (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.).
After hours and on weekends please call:
Thank you for your cooperation.
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CommonHelp - Helping Those In Need
Apply for help with food, child care, heating and cooling bills, health care and cash assistance online at https://commonhelp.virginia.gov or visit this agency in-person. Please scroll down for more information about benefits and services we offer.
Please visit the VDSS Careers website.
Whether you need help or want to provide help, 2-1-1 is the fast, FREE and confidential way to locate services in our community.
Please feel free to dial 211 from a phone to speak with a representative. The Service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.