If you receive food stamps the State of Maryland should have already sent you a letter letting you know that now that the State of Emergency is over your Supplemental Nutrition Allocation Program (SNAP) amount will very possibly be changing as of today, October 1.

For the past eighteen months or so anyone who was receiving food stamps was allowed to have the maximum amount for their household no matter what their financial situation was. From now until the foreseeable future SNAP amounts will revert to being calculated as they always used to be: the amount you receive will be based on a calculation that takes into account not only your  household’s income but on your vital household expenses as well. Those expenses include such things as heating bills as well as rent or mortgage payments.

If you have any questions or concerns about the changes you can call 1-800-332-6347 or you can check on-line here: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) – Maryland Department of Human Services