The state’s Department of Social Services declared that they will be giving away some extra food stamp benefits worth up to $1,504 emergency funds for the eligible families this month.
The State of Virginia
On Wednesday, the state of Virginia will be sending an EMERGENCY extra food stamp benefits worth up to $1,504 will be sent out in a matter of days, announced by the Department of Social Services. Moreover, according to the department, the payment will automatically send through Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards on Sunday, January 16.
However, there are certain criteria for the emergency benefits to avail. Only for the current Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) households and do not apply to Pandemic EBT recipients are eligible. Several families are relying on SNAP to assist them with their daily needs like food to provide benefits to eligible low-income individuals and families.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides extending help for low-income families by providing monthly benefits which can be used at a variety of approved retailers. 42million Americans are getting SNAP benefits, according to the Department of Agriculture.
Here’s How To Know If You Are Eligible and How You Can Avail It
The SNAP is commonly known as food stamps and upon applying for the SNAP it need to indicate where you currently reside, each state has a different application form and process. the local SNAP program and social services agency is needed as well.
The limitation of the people with gross incomes up to 130% of the federal poverty line. A single-person household that has a gross income starting at $12,880 and increases depending on the family size. In addition, You can see poverty guidelines on the US Department of Health website. Alternatively, if you are living with a senior citizen or a person with a disability, $3,251 will be in your bank balance.
There is a lot of financial support available during the pandemic like extra SNAP funding and free school meals for all students until the end of June 2022. Furthermore, the USDA National Hunger Hotline at 1-866-3-HUNGRY (1-866-348-6479) if you need immediate food assistance.
To those Americans who are struggling to pay their rent bills, you can get help for up to 18 months as part of the emergency coronavirus support. Additionally, Here are some other assistance for other major COVID support measures come to an end.