Buckingham County Department of Social Services

Buckingham County Department of Social Services
An EOE/AA Agency

County Administration Complex, Rt. 60 Buckingham Court House

Telephone: (434) 969-4246

Office Hours: 8:00 A.M. until 4:30 P.M. Monday through Friday except holidays


Agency Goal
Improving the lives of others by:
1. Protecting those vulnerable due to age or disability;
2. Providing temporary assistance to those in need;
3. Assisting People to achieve the maximum degree of self-sufficiency possible.

Programs Administered

1. Economic Assistance Programs: Eligibility is based upon income and resources
-Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP formerly Food Stamps)
-Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
-Energy Assistance (seasonal)
-Several smaller programs
To apply online link to: https://www.commonhelp.virginia.gov

2. Family Services Programs: Eligibility criteria vary

Employment services (related to TANF)
-Day Care
-Child Protective Services
-Foster Care
-Adult Protective Services
-Adult Companion Services
-Adult Nursing Home Screenings

For additional information link to: http://www.dss.virginia.gov


For Information Regarding the nearest Social Security Offices please vist https://socialsecurityofficenear.me/in/virginia/



Our Location/Facility

The Buckingham County Administration Building is located on US Route 60 approximately 2/10 (two-tenths) of a mile east of the Buckingham County Courthouse.  The Buckingham County Health Department and the Buckingham Department of Social Services are also located in this building. This building houses the following Constitutional officers and county departments: County Administrator, Treasurer, Commissioner of Revenue, animal control, building inspection, zoning, utilities, recreation, solid waste, Planning Commission, and industrial development.


Board of Supervisors

Mr. Don Matthews | District 3 (Chairman)

Mr. T. Jordan Miles | District 4 (Vice-Chairman)

Mr. Dennis Davis | District 1

Mr. Donnie Bryan | District 2

Mr. Harry W. Bryant | District 5 (Chairman)

Mr. Joe Chambers | District 6

Mr. Danny R. Allen | District 7

Get in Touch

(434) 969-4242

13380 West James Anderson Hwy
Buckingham, VA 23921

Hours of Business

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.