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X Preparing for SNAP Interviews

Preparing for SNAP Interviews

When applying for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, be sure to check the SNAP Interviews page that has helpful tips on how to prepare for the interview, including where it will take place (in person or by phone), what you'll be asked (what are your expenses and income), and what you'll need to bring with you (personal identification, utility bills). Learn more.

X Survey Results of Virginia Community Engagement Index (VCEI) Are In

Survey Results of the Virginia Community Engagement Index (VCEI) Are In

VDSS is excited to share the launch of the Virginia Community Engagement Index! Earlier this year, Serve Virginia launched a comprehensive, first-of-its-kind study to understand the state of service, volunteerism, and civic action in Virginia, as well as identify community priorities on the state and local levels. Read the survey findings.

X Real Stories of Adoption & Foster Care

Real Stories of Adoption & Foster Care

Virginians share their true stories of adoption, foster care, and reunification. These stories all share a common theme - families were strengthened through foster care and adoption. If you would like to share a personal story of adoption or foster care, please email Read the stories.

X Benefit Expungement

Benefit Expungement

A change in federal regulations has occurred and any SNAP or P-EBT funds on inactive cards (those with no spend activity for nine months) will expire if no action is taken. If a card is not "active," benefits issued more than nine months ago are required to be removed from the account. To avoid losing benefits, households must make a food purchase on their P-EBT or EBT card at least once every nine months. Learn more.

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