RICHMOND, Va. – Virginia’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will again release emergency allotments of benefits to eligible households this month, the state's Department of Social Services announced.
Benefits will be automatically loaded to recipients’ Electronic Benefits Transfer cards on Wednesday, March 16.
The emergency allotments raise existing SNAP households’ monthly benefit amount to the maximum allowable based on household size as follows:
The enhanced SNAP benefit is made available through a public health emergency declaration that requires government agencies to request an extension of emergency allotment issuances on a month-to-month basis. The status of future emergency allotment benefits will be determined by this monthly approval process.
If you get help from the SNAP program and have questions related to your benefits, you can contact your local Department of Social Services or visit CommonHelp online here to access account information.
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