Emergency SNAP allotments to be released January 16

Virginia’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will again release emergency allotments of benefits to eligible households this month. Benefits will be automatically loaded to recipients’ Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards on Saturday, January 16.

The emergency allotments raise existing SNAP households’ monthly allotment to the maximum allowable based on household size as follows:

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Programs

Maximum Monthly Allotments

October 1, 2019 TO September 30, 2021

Maximum SNAP Allotments for 48 States and D.C.

Household Size 48 States and DC
1 $204
2 $374
3 $535
4 $680
5 $807
6 $969
7 $1,071
8 $1,224
Each additional person $153


SNAP participants with questions related to their benefits are encouraged to contact their local department of social services or visit CommonHelp at to access account information.



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