Maryland Food Stamps Application Information
How to Apply for Food Stamps
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The Maryland Food Supplement Program, formally called food stamps, is a state sponsored program that encourages the residents of Maryland to eat nutritious food, through the use of food stamps. The aim of this program is to promote healthy choices among residents through nutrient rich diets. The benefit of this program can be accessed through what is known as the Electronic Benefits Transfer System (EBT), which has proven to be very convenient.
The Maryland Food Stamp program targets lower income earning families who are not able to purchase nutrient rich foods. In order to qualify for the program on needs to meet a specified set of eligibility requirements which are centered on whether he or she is a resident of Maryland, household size and household income.
In order to be eligible for the program, you must meet the following requirements:
- You must be a resident of the state of Maryland
- You must be a US citizen or a legal alien
- You must be have a current account balance of under $2001 or $3001 for individuals with disabilities or above 60 years of age
- You must meet the income provisions provided in the income guide, depending on the household size
Food Stamps Application Instructions
There are three ways in which one can apply for the Maryland Food Supplement Program (FSP), or Food Stamps, these are:
- By submitting a paper application
- By filling and submitting an online application, and
- By seeking application assistance via phone
Filing and Submitting a Paper Application
One can apply for the program, by obtaining an application form from his or her nearest Maryland FSP offices. While at these offices you will be able to talk to a program representative who will give you assistance with regards to the application process and address any questions and queries that you may have concerning the application.
The next step is to fill out the application form making sure that you provide a response to every question asked on the spaces provided. You should make sure that your response is honest and accurate. On filling the application form you should proceed to submit it by either delivering it personally to the Maryland SNAP offices, or sending it via mail.
The contact information for the Maryland FSP SNAP program can be obtained from the following link: www.marylandsail.org.
A popular method of applying for the Maryland SNAP program is by filling and submitting an online application. This process is convenient in the sense that provided you have a computer and a reliable internet connection you will be able to fill out the application from the comfort of your home or any other convenient place at anytime. Another advantage is that you can stop filling the form at a particular point and resume filling it from where you left the next time you go online.
You can access the Maryland FSP online application portal by following this link: www.marylandsail.org.
Seeking Application Help via Phone
You can request for an application form or seek application assistance by calling the Maryland department of Human services offices, where you will be able to talk to an FSP representative who will guide you through the application process and give you advice with regards to the application process.
The toll free numbers to the Maryland FSP program is: 1-800-332-6347.