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Virginia SNAP to release emergency benefits next week

Posted at 3:48 PM, May 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-07 18:16:32-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginians who participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will receive emergency benefits next week to assist with meeting food needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The benefits will be automatically loaded to recipient’s SNAP Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards on Monday, May 11.

Consistent with the release of emergency benefits in March and April, eligible households include SNAP participants who are not already receiving the maximum allotment as part of their regular monthly benefit.

Households that are eligible for benefits do not have to take any action. SNAP households will continue to receive their May benefits on their usual issuance date.

Individuals seeking to apply for SNAP benefits may apply online through CommonHelp (https://commonhelp.virginia.gov/ [commonhelp.virginia.gov]) or by phone to (855) 635-4370.