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SNAP participants continue to receive emergency benefits

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants will continue to receive emergency benefits during August as part of the Virginia Department of Social Services’ ongoing effort to assist households in meeting their nutritional needs during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a release from the Virginia Department of Social Services.

Eligible households include SNAP participants who are not already receiving the maximum allotment as part of their regular monthly benefits. Consistent with the emergency allotments provided during March through July, benefits will be automatically loaded to recipients’ Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards. Eligible recipients can expect to have benefits available on Sunday.

The status of future emergency benefits beyond August is unknown at this time, pending decisions by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service.

SNAP participants with questions related to their benefits are encouraged to contact their local ...

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