Tag: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

1,000 Households Who Failed To Recertify With SNAP In Danger Of Losing Benefits

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Human Services Commissioner Kimberley Causey-Gomez informs the public that Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Households who failed to recertify by March 30, 2022, will not receive any benefits on their EBT cards on April 1, 2022. “DHS is dedicated to providing support to our Virgin Islands families; […]

Human Services Says SNAP-Medicaid Eligibility Office Closing On St. Croix

FREDERIKSTED — Commissioner Kimberley Causey-Gomez advises the public that the VI Department of Human Services (DHS) continues to serve our constituents throughout the territory. However, due to a recent COVID exposure, the SNAP/Medicaid Eligibility Office located at #4102 Mars Hill in Frederiksted, St. Croix will be closed on Monday, March 28 and Tuesday, March 29, […]

DHS Announces Release Of Summer Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Human Services (DHS) today announced that Summer Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (Summer P-EBT) will be issued to eligible school children on the following dates:P-EBT Summer 2021 for School Children Release Dates By District• October 16,2021 St. Thomas/St. John District• October 17,2021 St. Croix District DHS Commissioner, Kimberley […]

Food Stamp Recipients Will Get 25% More Benefits By October, Biden Says

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden’s administration has approved a significant and permanent increase in the levels of food aid available to needy families — the largest single increase in the program’s history. Starting in October, average benefits for food stamps — officially known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP — will rise more […]

SNAP Benefits Ended June 30 For 499 USVI Households Over Recertification Issue

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Human Services’ Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as SNAP, today announced that  499 households were not re-certified for SNAP benefits and were therefore not issued SNAP benefits on July 1, 2021.  The Department is working diligently with its federal partners to launch the second issuance of the regular July […]

Human Services Ends In-Person Services For SNAP, MAP Offices On St. Croix After COVID-19 Exposure

FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Department of Human Services announced today that they are immediately closing the SNAP and MAP offices at the Mars Hill location in St. Croix due to a positive COVID-19 exposure of a staff member. The Offices will be closed from Tuesday, March 2, 2021 and will reopen later in the […]

Joe Biden’s Presidential Executive Order Could Benefit SNAP Beneficiaries Through P-EBT, DHS Says

FREDERIKSTED — In light of President Joe Biden’s Executive Order to boost food assistance for children missing school meals, the Department of Human Services’ SNAP office is awaiting additional guidance from the United States Department of Agriculture, Food & Nutrition Services (FNS). DHS is asking USDA when and if additional benefits will be provided for […]

SNAP Recipients Get A Bump In Payments Due To COVID-19, Automatic 6-Month Extension Of Benefits

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Human Services said Tuesday it was alerted that the USVI has received a temporary increase to the maximum Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) allotments due to COVID-19. The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, signed by President Donald Trump on December 27, 2020, increases Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits by […]

P-EBT Not Approved For October, November December, DHS Says

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Human Services (DHS) announced Wednesday that the PEBT plan for October, November or December issuance has not been approved. While discussions continue with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) to issue additional emergency Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) benefits, the approval to do so […]

DHS Says P-EBT Benefits For USVI Families Start Today

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Human Services (DHS) today announced the distribution of food assistance to over 13,000 children (from schools that participated in the School Lunch Program) totaling over $4.9 million additional dollars to the territory via an Electronic Benefit Transfer System (EBT). After much anticipation, Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) benefits began to roll […]