SNAP program to issue emergency benefits
Virginia’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will be increasing the maximum monthly allotment for households due to the pandemic. Individuals who did not receive an emergency allotment in April will receive the emergency benefits today, May 2. SNAP households will receive their regular May benefits on the usual date, with another round of emergency benefits on May 11 (it was previously stated to be on May 17; this article has been updated to reflect the new information). All emergency benefits will automatically load to recipients’ SNAP EBT cards. Individuals seeking to apply for SNAP benefits may apply online through CommonHelp at commonhelp.virginia.gov or by phone to 855-635-4370.
The new monthly allotments are as follows:
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