SNAP Schedule: EBT Benefit Payments for the Maryland Independence Card for August 2022


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SNAP provides grocery shopping assistance to low-income households across the country. SNAP is administered by the Maryland Department of Human Services and benefits are issued monthly through the Maryland Independence Card, the state’s version of the EBT card.

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According to the Maryland DHS, the Independence Card can only be used to purchase food and plants and seeds to grow food for your household. SNAP benefits cannot be used to purchase non-food items, alcoholic beverages and tobacco products, vitamins and medications, and ready-to-eat hot meals. The Independence Card can be used anywhere EBT payments are accepted in stores and online.

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SNAP eligibility is determined by household income and other criteria. Able-bodied adults between the ages of 16 and 60 must register for work, accept an offer of suitable work, and participate in an employment and training program if requested to do so by the local Department of Social Services.

If your household passes the SNAP eligibility tests, your monthly benefit will depend on the number of people in your household and how much monthly income is left over after certain expenses are deducted.

To apply for Maryland SNAP, you can complete an application online at myDHR. You can also ask your local agency to apply for a SNAP in person, by phone, or in the mail, or someone else can get you a SNAP Application. You can also download a SNAP application to fill out.

SNAP benefits in Maryland ship from the 4th through the 23rd of the month. The day your benefits are available on your Independence Card is based on the first three letters of your last name.

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Here is the August Deposit Schedule for the Maryland Independence Card.

First three letters of surname between:Available Benefits:
AAA and BAO4th of August
BAP and BQZ5th of August
BH and CAQ6th of August
AUTO and COQAugust 7th
COR and DIZ8th August
DJA and FISAugust 9th
FIT and GOAugust 10th
GOO and HAXAugust 11th
HAY and JAB12. August
JAC and KIM13 August
KIN and LOX14.8
LOY and MCO15th of August
MCP and NEF16.8
NEG and PGZ08/17
PHA and RIC08/18
RID and SDZ19.8
SEA and STC20th of August
STD and TRAAugust 21st
TRB and WESAugust 22nd
WET and ZZZ08/23

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