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Changes to SNAP Benefits

Updated: Feb 22, 2023

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, and search “food.”

If you receive SNAP you may also be eligible for Medicaid, TANF, Energy Assistance, Child Care Assistance and more. Apply at or apply by phone at 1-833-5-CALL-VA (1-833-522-5582). View the informational flyer here.

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