The Virginia Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as Food Stamp, makes it possible for low income families to get the food they need and cannot afford. The financial benefits provided through the program enable individuals and families to purchase groceries at a food or grocery store using a Virginia electronic benefits card.
The Virginia Food Stamp program is not available to all residents of the state. There are some qualification requirements that have to be met in order to receive the assistance. There is an online tool that helps residents determine whether they meet the eligibility requirements. The applicant submits his or her information into the screening tool and awaits verification of approval. If approved, an interview is scheduled where the applicant must show proof of citizenship, state residency, income amounts and household members. Residents of Virginia who earn less than two thousand dollars each month are eligible for these benefits. Once approved, the funds are received through an EBT card. Each month additional funds are deposited onto the card.