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SNAP Benefits In Virginia To Continue Through December, Here’s What You Should Know!

SNAP Food Benefits
SNAP Food Benefits

Emergency benefits for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) households in Virginia will continue through December. The Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) announced the increase in benefits will be automatically charged onto the Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards on December 16, as reported by Otey.

SNAP Food Benefits

SNAP Food Benefits

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps households with low income to be able to purchase nutritious food to consume. In Virginia, SNAP is under the administration of the Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS). Virginia’s SNAP benefits are automatically deposited into the SNAP accounts every month. However, these deposits are issued for only three days each month, including December 2022, according to Nesbit.

Emergency Benefits Allotment

Due to the COVID-19 health emergency declaration, government agencies requested an extension for the monthly allotments of SNAP emergency benefits. These benefit allotments are subject to change in the future and will depend on the monthly approval process. While these emergency benefits have been established for over two years, states are still required to request and await approval for these benefits every month.

The emergency benefits will temporarily increase the existing monthly benefits of SNAP households to the maximum amount allowed based on the household’s size. The amount ranges from $281 for a household of one to $1,691 for a household with eight people. Any additional person is worth $211 each, says Frolo.

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