Emergency SNAP benefits coming Aug. 16

August 14, 2020

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program participants will continue to receive emergency benefits during August as part of the Virginia Department of Social Services’ ongoing effort to assist households during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Eligible households include SNAP participants who are not already receiving the maximum allotment as part of their regular monthly benefit, according to a press release.

Benefits will be automatically loaded to recipients’ electronic benefits transfer (EBT) cards. Eligible recipients can expect to have benefits available on Sunday, Aug. 16.

The status of emergency benefits beyond August is unknown at this time, pending decisions by the U.S. Department of Agriculture 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.virginia.gov to access account information.