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Bedford County Department of Social Services

  • Departments:Social Services
  • Divisions:Financial Assistance, Children's Services, Food, Heat/Fuel/Wood, Health Dental/ Medical
  • Phone:(540) 586-7750

119 East Main Street, Bedford, VA 24523

 Hours: Monday - Friday  8:30 AM - 5 PM
 Services Adult Services Phone: 540-586-7750 ext 2266, after office hors call VA Adult Protective Services Hotline 1-888-832-3858.
  What they do: Investigate allegations of abuse, neglect, or exploitation to those 60+ or 18-59 yrs incapacity. Long term care screenings & waiver services.
  Child Care Assistance Available to those who meet state income requirements and are employed full or part time or are in educational program leading to employment
  Child Protective Services Phone: 540-586-7750 ext 2266, after hours call VA Child Abuse/Neglect Hotline 1-800-552-7096
  What they do:  Investigate valid abuse/neglect allegations by caretaker to those up under age 18
  Energy Assistance Program Fuel Assistance available only 2nd Tuesday in Oct. & 2nd Fri in Nov.
  What they do: Helps with costs, individual responsible for paying bills
  Crisis Assistance Assistance available Nov. 1-March 15.
  What they do: Helps in emergency situations with primary heat security deposits and repair/replacement of primary equipment (Nov 1-March 15).
  Cooling Assistance Available June 15 - Aug. 15.
  What they do: Helps with Cooling equipment purchases and repair, also electric bill. Must be individual 60+, under age 6 or disabled in the home to qualify. Disables person must be receiving disability benefits from a Government program, Veteran's Administration or Railroad. FAMIS/Medicaid/Food Stamps (SNAP)/Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF): All applications must be filled in person or by mail Monday through Friday. SNAP and TANF interviews are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 8:30 - 11:30 AM at the office. Other items or telephone interviews are sometimes Options. TANF is a temporary monthly stipend paid to families with a young child, based on income. For emergency need, there is Diversionary Assistance, a one-time lump sum payment to help client obtain employment or become self-sufficient.
  What to bring:
  • Proof of residence in the County
  • Proof of identity
  • Proof of household income
  • Proof of rent/mortgage & utility expenses
  • Child Care expenses
  • Bank Statements
  • Loan Documents
  • Documentation of Medical Expenses for elderly or disabled
  • Social Security Numbers for all household member

Program Services: Financial assistance for eviction and disconnect notices.

  What to bring:
  • Proof of family income
  • Eviction or disconnect notice
  • Written Notices from other agencies explaining why or why client will receive their assistance
  • Receipts for any payments made by client

Guardianship Services; Call for information


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