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SNAP Emergency Allotments to continue in September

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Posted at 4:02 PM, Sep 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-01 16:02:34-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginia’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will again release emergency allotments of benefits to eligible households.

The allotments will be distributed to households who are not already receiving the maximum amount as part of their regular monthly benefit.

Benefits will be automatically loaded to each recipients’ Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards, and eligible recipients can expect to have benefits available on Wednesday, September 16.

The emergency allotments raise each household’s monthly allotment to the maximum allowable based on household size as follows:

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The status of future emergency benefits beyond the month of September is unknown, pending decisions by the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service.

SNAP participants with questions related to their benefits are encouraged to contact their local department of social services or visit CommonHelp at commonhelp.virginia.gov.