For the months of April and May 2020, all current SNAP households in Maryland and many in DC. will receive the maximum allotted SNAP benefit according to the household size regardless of income. Click here to learn maximum allotment based on household size for DC. To learn maximum allotment for Maryland households,click here.
The District’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program helps residents buy the food they need for good health. If you think you may be eligible for SNAP benefits, you can complete and submit an application through the DC Department of Human Services (DHS). Learn more about how to submit an application on the DHS website. In addition, all current SNAP recipients will be automatically re-certified during coronavirus (COVID-19), and all in-person interviews for new applicants have been waived.
DHS has a combined application for public benefits, so you can apply for SNAP, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF, financial assistance), and Medical Assistance (Medicaid, Alliance and other medical assistance programs available through DHS) with the same application. Learn more about the Combined Application for Public Benefits here. For more information about COVID-19 and the District’s response, visit coronavirus.dc.gov.