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Food Supplement Program

DHR Service: SNAP Program / Food Stamps

The Food Supplement Program (FSP) formerly known as Food Stamps helps low-income households buy the food they need for good health. Everyone has the right to apply for FSP. For many applicants, we do not look at assets or resources when determining eligibility for FSP. Click here to download the Income Guidelines

Applicants must file an application and be interviewed. All financial and technical eligibility factors must be met prior to issuance of FSP benefits, with the exception of Expedited Food Supplement benefits. Some people who have little or no money qualify for benefits food right away. They must only have an interview and verify identity..

File an application with your Local Department of Social Services. Click here for a list of local departments to apply in person. You may also file an application by mail, fax or to apply online, go to www.marylandsail.org.

 

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement for Maryland FSP Website:

The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint form, found online at HTTP://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866)632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202)690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800)877-8339; or (800)845-6136 (Spanish).

For any other information dealing with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) issues, persons should either contact the USDA SNAP Hotline Number at (800)221-5689, which is also in Spanish or call the State Information/Hotline Numbers found online at http://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/contact_info/hotlines.htm.

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.