NOTE: ALL recertification periods due in the months of October 2020-March 2021 have been POSTPONED to a later date. If a caller's is due in any of these months, they DO NOT have to do anything at this time as they will receive a letter in the mail within the next two weeks with additional details.
SUPPLEMENTAL FOOD: Provides free food benefits monthly to eligible low-income households that allows them to purchase food from participating stores. Clients are given an independence card similar to a bank debit card to access benefits.
EXPEDITED FOOD STAMPS: Applicants who are eligible for food stamps may receive them within seven days if their resources are less than $100 and gross monthly income is less than $150 for the past month, or if their income and resources are less than their monthly rent. Migrant/seasonal workers and qualified aliens may be eligible for food stamp benefits and should call for more information on eligibility requirements.
ALL recertification periods due in the months of October 2020-March 2021 have been POSTPONED to a later date. If a caller's is due in any of these months, they DO NOT have to do anything at this time as they will receive a letter in the mail within the next two weeks with additional details. APPLICATION: Applicant must bring the following to any DSS office: Bank account books; utility bills; verification of rent or mortgage payments; the last 5 or 6 pay stubs; birth certificates and Social Security numbers for the entire household; unemployment compensation receipts; and their award letter from SSI, Social Security or V.A.
ELIGIBILITY: Persons or families are eligible if they meet income requirements listed below. If all in the household are under age 60, assets (cash, vehicles, securities, personal property or bank accounts) may not exceed $2001. Households with at least one member aged 60 or older are allowed assets up to $3001. One car is allowed per household, regardless of the car's value.
Effective Oct 1, 2019-Sept 30, 2020
Household size Gross monthly income Monthly Income for Disabled/Elderly
1 $1,354 $1,718
2 $1,832 $2,326
3 $2,311 $2,933
4 $2,790 $3,541
5 $3,269 $4,149
6 $3,748 $4,757
7 $4,227 $5,364
8 $4,705 $5,972
Each additional member add $479. Each additional member add $608.
Agency: Cecil County Department of Social Services
Languages Available: Accommodations possible.
Payment Description: None.
Intake and Eligibility: Low-income persons. See notes.