Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program recipients in Virginia will begin receiving payments for the month of August in two days.
SNAP Recipients in Virginia
In the Commonwealth of Virginia, SNAP funds may be used to purchase “food or food products meant to be eaten by people,” as well as seeds and food-producing plants, among other things. Nonfood items such as alcohol, tobacco, pharmaceuticals, gardening supplies, cleaning or paper products, pet food, and prepared hot foods are not eligible for SNAP benefits.
In a published report by Washington Examiner, recipients with instance numbers ending in 0-3 are scheduled to get their benefits on August 1, those with a reference number ending in 4 or 5 will receive their benefits on August 4, and those with a case number ending in 6-9 will earn their payments on August 7.
SNAP Assistance Eligible in Virginia
The food stamps are handed out in the Old Dominion using a Virginia EBT (electronic benefit transfer) card, and money are issued on a variety of days in accordance with the recipient’s reference number.
Food stamp reimbursements in Virginia average around $181 per household member, and the number of Virginians receiving food stamps accounts for about 9% of the commonwealth’s population size or about 794,600 people.
In order to be eligible for SNAP assistance in Virginia, a person cannot earn more than $2,265 per month for a single-person household, and the maximum monthly income for a family of five is $5,412.