Maine Food Stamp Allotment
The amount of food stamp benefits a household receives in Maine is based on various factors, such as the household size, income, and expenses. The maximum allotment amounts for Maine food stamp benefits are updated annually and are based on federal guidelines. As of September 2021, the maximum allotment amounts for Maine food stamp benefits are as follows:
- 1 person household: $234
- 2 person household: $430
- 3 person household: $616
- 4 person household: $782
- 5 person household: $929
- 6 person household: $1,114
- 7 person household: $1,232
- 8 person household: $1,408
Households that have income at or below 130% of the federal poverty level may qualify for food stamp benefits in Maine. To apply for food stamp benefits in Maine, you can complete an online application on the Maine Department of Health and Human Services website or contact your local DHHS office for assistance.
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.
Benefits are provided from the day the Maine household applies.
Maine Food Stamp Income Qualification
Maine Food Stamp Application Form
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