SNAP Changes Mean Some Food Benefits Delayed

Published 10/01 2012 05:44PM

Updated 10/01 2012 06:49PM

WINCHESTER, VA - Virginians who are used to getting money from the government for groceries on the first of the month may have to wait several days.


For years, the SNAP benefits were given out on the first of the month. But in recent months, the state rolled out a staggered payment plan. 

Starting October 1st, payments will be issued on four designated days, between the first and the ninth of the month.


The state says 60-percent of clients should expect a delay in benefits during the transition period.

Social service offices say they've prepared their clients for months for the changes. They say all issuance delays should end this month.


For more information on the SNAP issuance changes visit, click here.

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