Refugee Cash / Medical Assistance

General Information

  • Provides a monthly grant (check) and medical assistance to refugees in need for up to eight months after arrival into the U.S.
  • Medicaid benefits are automatically provided to persons included in the grant


  • Refugee in the U.S. for eight months or less
  • Must establish Virginia residency
  • Refugees with minor children must qualify for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Face to face interview is required
  • Chest x-ray required from Public Health Division

How to Apply

Apply in person at:

Arlington County DHS
2100 Washington Boulevard, 1st Floor
Arlington, VA 22204

Documents Required

  • Completed Department of Social Services Application for Benefits
  • Verification of refugee status
  • Verification of residency
  • Verification of all income
  • Verification of resources