Amelia Department of Social Services to be Closed to the Public effective March 23, 2020


The administrative board of Amelia County Social Services has determined that it is in the best interest of our workforce to close to the public effective Monday, March 23, 2020, until further notice, and it is in the best interest of the public to have a healthy social services workforce as we project the future needs of the community we serve. The department is already experiencing a slight uptick in requests for assistance due to the effects of the"social isolation" required for the corona virus and we expect more needs to develop.  Agency personnel are available by phone 804-561-2681 during normal business hours. You may apply for benefits online at https://commonhelp.virginia.gov/, by phone at 1-855-635-4370, or for Medical Assistance only at 1-855-242-8282 (TDD: 1-888-221-1590). You may also use the agency drop box to submit paperwork. Should you need a replacement EBT card, you may call 1-866-281-2448; or call the local department. The department continues to accept and respond to Child Protective Services/Adult Protective Services referrals by phone during business hours.  For after-hours CPS concerns contact the CPS hotline at 1-800-552-7096 and for APS concerns call 1-888-832-3858.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.