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Grayson County Covid-19 Helpline
Grayson County Department of Social Services will close at 12 noon Wednesday November 25,2020 for the observance of Thanksgiving.
We will reopen on Monday November 30, 2020 at 8:00 AM.
Grayson County Department of Social Services is still staffed and open Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM.
Public access will still be restricted, however we will gladly assist you by mail, phone and email!
Applications for SNAP, TANF, VIEW, Medicaid, and Cooling Assistance are now in a covered box outside the office for your convenience.
These manual applications must be returned via the mail, fax or dropped in the lock box in the lower parking lot.
SNAP 2020 News:
Emergency SNAP Allotments:
Emergency SNAP Allotments will be available on
March 25, 2020, April 16, 2020, May 11, 2020 June 17, 2020, July 16, 2020, August 16, 2020, September 16, 2020, October 16, 2020 & November 16, 2020.
These allotments are meant to increase the household's SNAP benefit to the maximum benefit for that household's size. No additional action is needed as this will happen automatically. If the household is already receiving the maximum benefit, there will not be an emergency allotment disbursed.
* Emergency SNAP benefits will continue for November. November's issuance of Emergency SNAP is scheduled for November 16, 2020. *
Virginia will also issue Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) benefits for children who are eligible for free and reduced lunch. Grayson County Public Schools will be distributing them. If the child's address on file at their school is not correct, please contact the school by May 5, 2020 to update it. If your child is already on a SNAP case, their additional benefits will be disbursed to that card.
SNAP Online Purchasing:
VDSS is pleased to announce that effective May 29, 2020, SNAP recipients in Virginia may purchase food from approved online retailers using their EBT card!
Currently, the approved online retailers are Amazon and Walmart. Both retailers provide information on their website about using EBT for online purchases. SNAP benefits may only be used to purchase eligible food. Delivery fees and other associated charges may not be paid for with SNAP benefits.