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End of SNAP Emergency Allotments

The temporary boost to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic, known as emergency allotments, will end nationwide after the February 2023 issuance. As of March 1, 2023, all SNAP participants will suffer cuts to their SNAP benefits each month. This will affect more than 470,000 participants in Virginia. When this “hunger cliff” hits, each SNAP participant will lose, on average, $82 a month. As a result, average SNAP benefits will fall to $6 a day per person. 

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Medicaid Unwinding

Medicaid and FAMIS have been valuable lifelines for kids during the pandemic. As pandemic coverage protections end, 146,452 of Virginia’s kids are at risk of becoming uninsured. Read more about the high stakes for children when the Medicaid continuous coverage protection expires in the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families 2023 Annual State Enrollment Report.

Virginia will start to review Medicaid members’ health coverage beginning in March 2023. They will not cancel or reduce coverage for members without asking for updated information, but theyneed your help to make this a smooth process. You can take steps now to make sure you receive information you will need to renew your coverage.

What Medicaid members can do now:

Update your contact information. You can make updates: