RICHMOND, VA (VR) – Virginia’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) has received federal approval to release emergency benefits to eligible households in August. These enhanced benefits will be automatically loaded to recipients’ Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards on Tuesday, August 16.
The emergency allotments temporarily raise existing SNAP households’ monthly benefit amount to the maximum allowable based on household size as follows:
SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS TEMPORARY MAXIMUM
MONTHLY ALLOTMENTS OCTOBER 1, 2021 TO SEPTEMBER 30, 2022
Maximum Monthly SNAP Allotments for 48 States and D.C.
|Household Size||Maximum Allotment|
|Each additional person||$188|
The enhanced SNAP benefit is made available through a public health emergency declaration that requires government agencies to request an extension of emergency allotment issuances on a month-to-month basis. Future benefit allotments are dependent upon this monthly approval process and are subject to change.
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