Guide for 2024 SNAP EBT Payment Schedule in Maryland

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 Maryland?

The following information is from the official source, USDA.gov
From USDA (may be edited for clarity)
Benefits are made available from the 4th to the 23rd of the month, based on the first three letters of the client’s last name:

• First three letters of last name between: AAA and BAO = benefits available on the 4th of the month
• First three letters of the last name are between: BAP and BQZ = benefits available on the 5th of the month
• First three letters of the last name are between: BRA and CAQ = benefits available on the 6th of the month
• First three letters of the last name are between: CAR and COQ = benefits available on the 7th of the month
• First three letters of the last name are between: COR and DIZ = benefits available on the 8th of the month
• First three letters of the last name are between: DJA and FIS = benefits available on the 9th of the month
• First three letters of the last name are between: FIT and GON = benefits available on the 10th of the month
• First three letters of the last name are between: GOO and HAX = benefits available on the 11th of the month
• First three letters of the last name are between: HAY and JAB = benefits available on the 12th of the month
• First three letters of the last name are between: JAC and KIM = benefits available on the 13th of the month
• First three letters of the last name are between: KIN and LOX = benefits available on the 14th of the month
• First three letters of the last name are between: LOY and MCO = benefits available on the 15th of the month
• First three letters of the last name are between: MCP and NEF = benefits available on the 16th of the month
• First three letters of the last name are between: NEG and PGZ = benefits available on the 17th of the month
• First three letters of the last name are between: PHA and RIC = benefits available on the 18th of the month
• First three letters of the last name are between: RID and SDZ = benefits available on the 19th of the month
• First three letters of the last name are between: SEA and STC = benefits available on the 20th of the month
• First three letters of the last name are between: STD and TRA = benefits available on the 21st of the month
• First three letters of the last name are between: TRB and WES = benefits available on the 22nd of the month
• First three letters of the last name are between: WET and ZZZ = benefits available on the 23rd of the month
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What is the Maximum SNAP Benefit Amount in Maryland?

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 Maryland?

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 Maryland?

The average federal SNAP benefit amount in Maryland is about $183 per person or $335 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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