In just a few days, additional food stamp benefits worth up to $1,504 will be sent to Americans in need.
After the state’s Department of Social Services announced that emergency funds would be released to eligible families this month, recipients in Virginia will be able to receive the additional food stamp benefits.
The benefits will be loaded to recipients’ Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards automatically on Sunday, January 16, according to the department.
SNAP, which provides benefits to low-income individuals and families, is used by more than 41.5 million people to put food on their tables.
Residents in six states are also receiving additional food stamps worth up to $157.
Food stamps will be distributed to eligible residents of California, Connecticut, Illinois, Maine, Minnesota, and Washington.
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