ANNAPOLIS, MD (AP) – Maryland has announced added benefits to help low-income families struggling financially during the pandemic to buy food. Gov. Larry Hogan announced that all Maryland recipients of the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program will receive an additional 15% increase in their total benefits this month due to recent federal legislation. A household of four will see a $102 increase in their maximum monthly benefit for the next six months. The governor says Temporary Cash Assistance families will receive an additional $40 million in benefits as part of the state’s emergency economic relief measures. That’s equivalent to $100 per household member for each of the next six months.