Learn More About SNAP

About SNAP

SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) / EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) is a food program that provides monthly funds for neighbors to buy the food they need to thrive. More than 41 million people purchased food with SNAP benefits in 2022. It is the largest program working to fight hunger in America. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps boost your food budget and allows you to spend more at the grocery store. 

SNAP can be used to buy uncooked foods, beverages, and seeds or plants that produce food.

How We Help

We know it can be challenging navigating SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). Our team is here to help ensure neighbors have access to the vital food resources they need.

Our dedicated team of navigators is committed to helping you and your family understand the eligibility criteria, application process, and benefits of SNAP.

We provide personalized guidance, offering step-by-step assistance to simplify the application process and help families access the support they deserve. We aim to ensure that everyone has access to the nutritious food they need to thrive.

Interested in applying for SNAP or learning more? Request assistance below.

Who is eligible for SNAP Benefits?

There are many factors that the Virginia Department Social Services considers when determining benefit eligibility.

You may qualify for SNAP if…

Household SizeGross Monthly Income (Before Taxes)Maximum Monthly Benefit* (if eligible)
1$2,265$281
2$3,052$561
3$3,839$740
4$4,625$939
5$5,412$1,116
6$6,199$1,339
7$6,985$1,480
8$7,772$1,691
Each additional person$787$211
Effective 10/1/22 – 9/30/23

There are many other factors that the Virginia Department Social Services (DSS) considers when determining benefit eligibility. To understand what goes into eligibility, review this SNAP Eligibility Checklist.

When your application has been submitted, DSS has 30 days to make a determination about your SNAP application. Your Local DSS office will contact you to conduct an interview.

To apply for SNAP online, visit CommonHelp and click “Apply for All Benefit Programs”. You can also get help with applying through our Hunger Hotline form.

If your organization is interested in learning more about SNAP, please reach out to our Community Benefits Outreach Coordinator.

This project has been funded at least in part with Federal funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The contents of this publication do not necessarily reflect the view or policies of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.