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Food Stamps: August Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Payment for Maryland is Due in Five Days and is up to $1,691

In Maryland, benefits are distributed on the Independence Card, an electronic benefits transfer card. (Photo: Maryland Matters)

Marylanders receiving assistance from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program for groceries will receive their final August payments in six days.

Maryland residents will receive final August Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) payments, providing low-income assistance with groceries, until Aug. 23. (Photo: AP News)

According to the article from Washington Examiner, Food stamps, or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), will be distributed in Maryland until August 23. According to the state’s benefit schedule for 2023, benefits are distributed to eligible residents from the fourth to the twenty-third of each month.


An electronic benefits transfer card, known in Maryland as the Independence Card, is loaded with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) payments. The first three letters of each recipient’s last name determine when their payments will be sent. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) can be used to purchase food-growing seeds, bread, cereal, and grocery items like meat and poultry products. You cannot buy alcohol, household goods, or pet food with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

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Depending on the household and income threshold, residents must meet several requirements to be eligible for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

A household of three can receive a maximum of $740, while a household of eight can get a maximum of $1,691. Every additional member over eight brings the program’s total up to $211.

For Maryland residents to be eligible for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), their gross income cannot exceed 200% of the federal poverty level. The maximum annual income for a household of one is $18,954, while it is $45,682 for a household of five.

According to data from 2022 from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, 772,700 people in the Old Line State, or 13% of the state’s population, are Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program  (SNAP) recipients.

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