Families receive food allotment increase
CUMBERLAND — The Maryland Department of Human Services has received federal approval to release emergency allotment benefits to eligible SNAP households this month. SNAP recipients who have already received their October benefits will see the additional benefits loaded to their Electronic Benefits Transfer card.
Emergency allotments raise existing SNAP households’ monthly benefit amount to the maximum allowable based on household size.
Maryland has issued monthly emergency allotments to SNAP recipients since April 2020. The additional SNAP funding was made possible by a temporary change in federal law designed to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Future emergency allotment benefits will be determined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture on a month-to-month basis and are not intended to be permanent.
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