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P-EBT for SNAP-Recipient Households with Children Under 6

November 22, 2022 - VDSS has released P-EBT benefits to eligible SNAP households that include child(ren) who were under the age of 6 as of September 1, 2021, were not enrolled in school and did not receive school-aged P-EBT benefits during the 2021-2022 school year. Eligibility was based upon a households' SNAP status between September 2021 and June 2022. For eligible households with active SNAP cases, the benefits loaded were loaded to their existing EBT cards. Eligible households who no longer have an active SNAP case can expect to receive a new EBT card via the mail by the end of December 2022.

The benefit amounts are as follows:

  • $32.91 for each month of SNAP eligibility per each eligible child for the months of September - December 2021
  • $28.93 for each month of SNAP eligibility per each eligible child for the months of January - June 2022

Note: These benefits are designated for SNAP households only. Households with children that previously received P-EBT benefits from September 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022, are not eligible for this benefit.

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps, is a federal program that operates under the requirements of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service to provide nutritional assistance benefits to eligible individuals and families. SNAP provides a monthly benefit to households through an Electronic Benefits Card (EBT) to supplement the purchase of nutritious foods. Eligibility for SNAP benefits is based on financial and nonfinancial criteria.

To determine eligibility and/or apply for SNAP benefits online, visit CommonHelp. Alternatively, paper applications are available and may be submitted manually to the applicant's local department of social services.

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