Emergency Allotments Will Continue for SNAP Households in February

The Virginia Department of Social Services announced it will once again furnish an emergency allotment for its Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program this month. Benefits will be automatically loaded onto recipients’ Electronic Benefits Transfer cards on Feb. 16. The additional funding comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and will go to over 367,000 Virginia residents. In April the USDA allocated an additional $1 billion per month to continue paying the emergency benefits