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Maryland SNAP recipients to receive 15% increase over next 6 months

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Posted at 11:19 AM, Jan 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-18 13:48:35-04

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — All Maryland SNAP recipients will receive a 15 percent increase in their benefits beginning this month due to a second federal stimulus package that recently passed.

Over the next six-months in Maryland, a household of four will see a $102 monthly increase which brings their benefits payment from $680 to $782.

The legislation also calls for an additional $40 million towards Maryland’s Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA) program, which the state says averages out to $100 per household member.

TCA is designed to further financially assist families with dependent children, preparing those participants for independence through work.

These benefits will become available on each eligible household’s Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) account on their regular pay day.

Marylanders can learn more, apply for programs and services such as SNAP and TCA, and check the status of applications online or by calling the DHS Customer Call Center at 1-800-332-6347.