Virginia Benefits

Food Stamps

The state of Virginia, with the aid of the federal government has come up with the Virginia-SNAP-Food Stamps program, which has provided the residents of Virginia with a feasible tool to fight hunger within the State. This State initiated program has enabled families with low income to buy healthy and nutrition rich food for their families through the use of coupons and Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards. By introducing and implementing this program, the State of Virginia has helped many low income families afford to buy meals for their families and in turn made the Virginia-SNAP-Food Stamps the pillar of Virginia's State related food assistance programs.


The Virginian Low Income Home Assistance energy program is a program that helps to subsidize the high heating and other energy costs for low-income families in the state of Virginia. This program is divided into four main components, mainly: Fuel assistance Crisis assistance Cooling assistance, and Weatherization program This program targets low income families that uses a relatively large proportion of their income to pay for heating and other energy bills.


Medicaid in Virginia is administered by the Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS); also they're monitoring Children's Health Insurance Programs (CHIP). DMAS is dedicated to providing a system of high quality and cost-effective healthcare services to the citizens of Virginia.


Virginia Unemployment Insurance (UI) program provides temporary and partial wage replacement for unemployed workers who have worked in the state of Virginia. The program only accepts claimants who have lost their job due to no fault of their own. Claimants can easily file for UI benefits in Virginia using traditional telephone application or an intuitive online application system. Before you apply for Virginia UI benefits, you should collect all the information that you may have to provide in the application form. This speeds up application process. You will need to provide personal and work related information. You will also need to provide information about your previous employers and the reason you were separated from employment. To receive benefits, you will need to select a method of payment. You can choose between VA Debit and Direct Deposit.


The Virginia weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) is a federally funded energy efficiency program that helps low-income residents of the state of Virginia to lower the cost of energy related utilities. The program achieves this by implementing energy efficiency measures in the homes of qualified households. The program is administered locally by the Department of housing and local services.


The Virginia WIC is a program that provides nutritious foods, nutrition education, healthcare referrals, and other social services, free of charge to low-income pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, Infants and children in the state of Virginia. This program is part of an in initiative by the US Department of Agriculture and its services are provided through a network of clinics and local health departments.