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New Information

(June 21, 2021) P-EBT for SNAP Households with Children Under the Age of Six - SNAP households with children under the age of six who were not enrolled in school during the previous academic year may be eligible to receive P-EBT benefits under new guidelines authorized by the United States Department of Agriculture. Benefits for eligible SNAP households will begin on June 25, 2021 and will be loaded monthly on the household's existing EBT card. Additionally, retroactive (backdated) benefits covering the time period of October 2020 - June 2021 will also be issued. The Virginia Department of Social Services will notify households by mail if they are eligible.

COVID-19 Assistance Announcements

The Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) is working closely with administration, including the Virginia Department of Health, the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, the COVID-19 Taskforce, local partners, and stakeholders to activate emergency procedures.

Resources

Temporary SNAP Eligibility for College Students Flyer (Spanish) (PDF)
Temporary SNAP Eligibility for College Students Flyer (English) (PDF)
TANF Crisis Assistance Programs (PDF)
SNAP Programs Infographic (PNG)
P-EBT Flyer (Spanish) (PDF)
P-EBT Flyer (English) (PDF)
Need Help With Child Care Costs? Flyer (Spanish) (PDF)
Need Help With Child Care Costs? Flyer (English) (PDF)
SNAP Programs Infographic (Spanish) (JPG)

The Virginia Department of Social Services develops and administers programs that provide timely and accurate income support benefits and employment services to families and individuals in the Commonwealth. These programs assist citizens as they transition from dependency on public assistance programs to self-sufficiency.

What do I need to apply?

Program Name Address Date of Birth Social Security # Citizenship Status IRS Tax Filing Info Apply Now
SNAP Yes Yes         CommonHelp
TANF Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes   CommonHelp
LIHEAP Yes Yes Yes       CommonHelp
MEDICAL ASSISTANCE Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes CommonHelp
Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Yes Yes Yes   Learn More
Virginia COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes   Learn More
CHILD CARE* Yes Yes Yes   Yes   Learn More
*Please note that Child Care changes cannot be renewed or reported online
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