Social Services

There Are Many Ways That You Can Apply For Benefits As Well As Provide Your Worker With Any Necessary Documents. Save Yourself Time And Gas With The Following Ways ...... 

Apply online, check status, or submit documentation to
Apply by phone 1-855-635-4370
Email documents to your worker - your worker's email information can be found in the directory on this website
Fax documents to 804.492.9346
Mail or drop off documents at our office:
mailing - PO Box 33 Cumberland, VA  23040
physical - 71 Community Center Drive Cumberland, VA  23040
 Please include a case number on all correspondence
There are applications outside of the door that can be picked up and completed after hours and placed in the after hours drop box. All paperwork placed in the secure After Hours Dropbox will be collected the next business day

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Social Services Board Meetings

The Cumberland Department of Social Services Board meets every Fourth Tuesday at the Cumberland DSS Conference room.  This meeting is open to the public. 

2024 Board Meeting Schedule: Jan 23, Feb. 27, March 26, April 23, May 28, June 25, July 23, Aug. 27, Sept 24, Oct 22, Nov. 26, Dec. 24 


Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide excellent services to individuals, families, and the community in a respectful manner, by encouraging self-sufficiency, striving to preserve and restore families; and protecting the well-being of children, the elderly, and disabled.

Discrimination Policy

In accordance with the Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, political beliefs, or disability.

To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TTY).

 USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.