Guide for 2024 SNAP EBT Payment Schedule in Maine

SNAP benefits are deposited onto your EBT card monthly, typically on the same day of every month. You can use your EBT (Electronic Benefit Transfer) card just like a debit card to buy SNAP-eligible food items. Most grocery stores and many retailers and convenience stores accept SNAP EBT benefits.

SNAP benefit amounts are based on a household's net income, which is total income minus some deductions for categories such as rent, utilities, and dependent care expenses. It can be difficult to calculate your benefit amount without a calculator, and benefits can vary by state, so you can use our SNAP Benefits Calculator can give you a dollar estimate. If you already receive SNAP, you can see how your benefit might change if your income or expenses change.

This information was collected from USDA and state SNAP/WIC resources but is not official. This website is not affiliated with any government organization or SNAP/WIC program.

When are SNAP Payments Issued in Maine?

The following information is from the official source, USDA.gov
From USDA (may be edited for clarity)
Benefits are made available from the 10th to the 14th of every month, based on the last digit of the recipient’s birth day:

• Birth day ends in: 0 or 9 = benefits available on the 10th of the month
• Birth day ends in: 1 or 8 = benefits available on the 11th of the month
• Birth day ends in: 2 or 3 = benefits available on the 12th of the month
• Birth day ends in: 4 or 7 = benefits available on the 13th of the month
• Birth day ends in: 5 or 6 = benefits available on the 14th of the month

*For example, if you were born on the 10th, 20th, or 30th of a month, you would receive benefits on the 10th of the month. If you were born on the 1st, 11th, 21st, or 31st of a month, you would receive benefits on the 11th of the month.
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What is the Maximum SNAP Benefit Amount in Maine?

Maximimum SNAP benefit amounts are based on your household size.

  • 1 person
    $291 / month
  • 2 people
    $535 / month
  • 3 people
    $766 / month
  • 4 people
    $973 / month
  • 5 people
    $1155 / month
  • 6 people
    $1386 / month
  • 7 people
    $1532 / month
  • Each additional person
    +$429 / month

What is the Minimum SNAP Benefit Amount in Maine?

The mimimum benefit for households of one or two people is $23. For larger households, there is no "official" minimum benefit.

What is the Average Benefit Amount in Maine?

The average federal SNAP benefit amount in Maine is about $174 per person or $297 per household. Benefits are based on a household's income, expenses, and how many people are in the household, so SNAP / food stamp benefit amounts may vary from household to household.
Data from Feburary 2024.
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