Virginia SNAP helps low-income people and families in Virginia with cash assistance to buy the food they need for a nutritionally adequate diet.
In Virginia, eligible single mother of two children with little or no income may get as much as $402 in monthly SNAP benefits.
Eligible SNAP participants are issued a “Virginia EBT Card” used to make food purchases at grocery stores and supermarkets, in lieu of paper food stamp coupons.
Who qualifies for food stamps in Virginia? #
In order to qualify for food stamps in Virginia, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:
- Live in Virginia
- Be a US Citizen or a lawful permanent resident
- Show proof of identity
- Meet certain income guidelines
- Have less than $2,250 in resources
In addition, the law requires all able-bodied recipients ages 18—49 without dependents to meet special work requirements. Otherwise, receipt of benefits is limited to no more than 3 months during a 36-month period.
Those who have their benefits time-limited may extend their SNAP benefits by choosing to participate in the SNAPET program, where offered.
What is the income limit for SNAP in Virginia? #
Most families in Virginia with gross income up to 130% of the federal poverty level, about $2,380 a month for a family of three, qualify for food stamps.
How do I apply for SNAP in Virginia? #
Application may be made either online through CommonHelp or in person at your local DSS office by submitting a signed “Application for Benefits”.