Maine Food Stamp Allotment benefits is based on the number of people per household. Maine residents in need of Food Stamp (SNAP) benefits must first qualify for food stamp benefits. The dollar amount or (allotment) that the household gets is determined yearly by US Department Of Agriculture – USDA. The net monthly income of the Maine household is multiplied by .3, and the result is subtracted from the maximum allotment for the household size to find the household’s allotment. This is because SNAP (Food Stamp) households are expected to spend about 30 percent of their resources on food.
(Maine Food Stamp allotment benefits – November 1, 2013 through September 30, 2014)
|People In Maine Household||Maximum Monthly Allotment|
|Each additional person in Maine Household||$ 142|
Benefits are provided from the day the Maine household applies.
For further information, contact your local Maine Food Stamp (SNAP) or State office Or call Maine State’s SNAP Hotline at 1-800-442-6003