Within six days, Maryland will transfer to recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) a final payment that reaches a maximum of $1,691 dollars for the month of July.
Maryland will continue to distribute SNAP benefits, also known as food stamps, through Sunday. According to the state benefits calendar, food stamps are sent from the 4th to the 23rd of each month.
A total of about 772,700 Marylanders, which is about 13% of the state’s population, receive food stamps. The average monthly payment for each household member is $180.
In Maryland, the maximum amount a family can receive in food stamps depends on the size of the family.
For example, for a family of three, the maximum amount is $740, while for a family of eight people it is $1,691 dollars.
If the family has more than eight members, an extra payment of up to $211 is added for each additional person.
People who get SNAP benefits can use them to buy food, as well as to buy plants and seeds that allow them to grow their own food.
SNAP benefits are delivered through an electronic card called the Independence Card. With this card, beneficiaries can buy some products in stores.
Those that cannot be bought are products such as alcohol, medicines, tobacco or hot ready-to-eat foods.
The maximum annual income allowed to be eligible for SNAP in Maryland depends on the number of people in a household.
For a one-person household, the maximum annual income is $18,954, and the maximum annual income for a five-person household is $45,682.
Social Security will send direct payments of up to $4,555 on Wednesday
Deadline to request direct payments of up to $500 per year and a half is July 31
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