Virginia SNAP issues emergency benefits amid coronavirus pandemic

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Published: Mar. 26, 2020 at 9:43 AM EDT
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Virginians enrolled in the commonwealth’s

will get a little extra help in response to the


Governor Ralph Northam announced at a press conference Wednesday that emergency benefits would be made available to participants in Virginia’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program during March and April.

These emergency benefits are part of a

set forth by the Families First Coronavirus Responses Act of 2020. The Virginia Department of Social Services will be able to distribute the benefits to any household not already receiving the maximum benefits.

“We must make sure that no Virginian goes hungry during this time of crisis,” said VDSS Commissioner S. Duke Storen. “Increasing the resources available to low-income Virginians to purchase food is vital to fighting hunger.”

A household’s monthly allotment will increase to the maximum amount allowed for a household depending on size. You can view the allotment chart below:

online or call 855-635-4370.

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