The Commonwealth of Virginia has few state-based financial assistance programs for families having children. Most new parents face an extended period of lost income when they take leave to care for a newborn. They also face a possible job loss.
Virginia does not have a mandatory benefit that offers partial income replacement during a temporary disability or leave of absence to care for a sick family member. The state also does not have any laws extending the time or expanding eligibility for legal job protections.
Low-income households can find help to pay for healthcare via public and private medical insurance subsidies.