Eligibility for SNAP Benefits

Eligibility for SNAP benefits and the amount of the allotment varies according to the number of eligible household members, income, resources, deductions, and other factors. SNAP can be used like cash to buy eligible food items from authorized retailers. Authorized retailers will display either the Quest logo (PDF) or a picture of a Virginia EBT card (PDF).

A SNAP account is established for eligible households and automatic deposits are made into the account each month. To access the account, they will also receive an EBT Card, which will debit the account each time eligible food items are purchased. A secret Personal Identification Number (PIN) is required to use the card.

For more detailed information about eligibility requirements you may contact the Suffolk Department of Social Services or go to the Virginia Department of Social Services Website or the United States Department of Agriculture Website.