SNAP, Temporary Cash Assistance benefits extended for Marylanders

Posted at 2:17 PM, Mar 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-27 14:19:12-04

BALTIMORE — Maryland's SNAP benefit recipients have been granted an six-month extension amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Those with benefits expiring in March, April, and May will now be able to hold on to their benefits until September, October and November 2020 respectively. This also includes households with earned income that, by regulation, cannot normally be certified for more than a six-month period.

The Department of Human Services also extended requirements for Marylanders receiving cash benefits, such as Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA) and Temporary Disability Assistance (TDAP), for an additional six months. Work requirements have also been waived during the extension.

Marylanders can get information, apply for DHS programs and services, and check the status of applications here.