The extra food stamp benefits will be available to recipients in the state of Virginia after the state’s Department of Social Services announced that they will be releasing emergency funds to eligible families in January.
On Wednesday, the department said the benefits will automatically be loaded to recipients’ Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards on Sunday, January 16.
However, the emergency benefits will only be available to current Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) households and do not apply to Pandemic EBT recipients.
More than 41.5million people rely on SNAP to put food on their tables, providing benefits to eligible low-income individuals and families.
Benefits are paid on a specific day each month, depending on your state.
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