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DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES
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CHILD SUPPORT
- Enforcement

FAMILY INVESTMENT
- Child Care Food Program
- Child Care Subsidy Program
- Food Stamps
- Long-Term Care Program
- MD Children's Health Prog.
- Medical Assistance
- Purchase of Care
- Temporary Cash Assistance
- TDAP

SOCIAL SERVICES
- Adult Protective Services
- Child Protective Services
- Cold Weather Shelter
- Energy Assistance
- Foster Care and Adoption
- HIV Services
- Home Aides
- Housing
- Project Home
- Senior Care

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THE FOOD STAMP PROGRAM
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The Food Stamp Program allows eligible households to obtain a more nutritious diet by increasing their purchasing power. The program is designed for all types of households including employed, elderly, and/or disabled adults.

Who is eligible?
You may be eligible to receive Food Stamps if you:

  • work for low wages
  • are unemployed or work part-time
  • receive Temporary Cash Assistance or other public assistance payments
  • are elderly or disabled and live on a small income
  • are homeless

Food Stamps can buy

  • Foods for human consumption
  • Seeds and plants that produce foods for the household to eat

Food Stamps cannot buy

  • Any nonfood item, such as pet foods, soaps, paper products and household supplies; grooming items, toothpaste and cosmetics.
  • Alcoholic beverages and tobacco
  • Vitamins and medicines
  • Any food that will be eaten in the store
  • Hot foods that are ready to eat
  • Any food marketed to be heated in the store

The Electronic Benefit Transfer System (EBTS)
The Electronic Benefit Transfer System (EBTS) allows recipients to access their cash assistance and/or food stamp benefits through the use of an ATM card at designated ATM machines at banks and in grocery stores. On-site training is available each day for customers to access their accounts.

How do I apply?
You may apply for Food Stamps at our Office Monday through Friday 8:00 AM until 4:30 PM.





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FCDSS is a local agency of the Maryland Department of Human Resources.