Changes to SNAP Benefits
Updated: Feb 22
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Government passed a law to temporarily increase SNAP benefits to support families. Recently, the federal government changed the law and the temporary increase to the SNAP benefits will end February 16, 2023. Beginning in March, all SNAP benefits will return to normal amounts, without the added supplement.
The Virginia Department of Social Services has created a temporary information line. Please call: 1-855-635-4370
If you need food now, call Fairfax County Coordinated Services Planning: 703-222-0880
For more food resources, visit the Human Service Resource Guide online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/HSRG/, and search “food.”
If you receive SNAP you may also be eligible for Medicaid, TANF, Energy Assistance, Child Care Assistance and more. Apply at CommonHelp.Virginia.gov/access or apply by phone at 1-833-5-CALL-VA (1-833-522-5582). View the informational flyer here.