Virginia’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will again release emergency allotments of benefits to eligible households this month. Benefits will be automatically loaded to recipients’ Electronic Benefits Transfer cards Wednesday, March 16.
The emergency allotments raise existing SNAP households’ monthly benefit amount to the maximum allowable based on household size, ranging from $250 for an individual up to $1,504 for a family of eight, with $188 for each additional family member after that.
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. Accordingly, the status of future emergency allotment benefits will be determined by this monthly approval process.
SNAP participants with questions related to their benefits are encouraged to contact their local department of social services or visit CommonHelp at co...
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