Talbot County Social Services

Find Talbot County Maryland departments of social services, DSS, DPSS, and human services. Departments of social services provide information on food stamps, public assistance, welfare, housing, healthcare, emergency assistance, and child services.


Maryland State Social Service Department 301 Bay Street Easton MD 21601 410-770-4848


About Talbot County Social Services

Social Services are Maryland State, Talbot County and local government agencies responsible for providing a wide range of health and human services and programs in Talbot County, MD. The range and types of programs may vary significantly from one jurisdiction to the next, but Social Services in Talbot County tends to emphasize safety net programs, the provision of basic necessities, and the protection of children, elderly, and dependent or vulnerable adults.

You may contact Social Services for questions about:
  • Talbot County Social Services programs
  • Government benefits and welfare
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Food stamps and EBT cards
  • Talbot County Medicare and Medicaid
Talbot County SNAP Program & TANF Benefits

Talbot County Social Services Departments administer assistance programs, including those that are funded by Federal resources. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides food assistance (Talbot County food stamps and EBT cards), while Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) provides general assistance for eligible low-income households in Talbot County. The Maryland State and Talbot County governments operate additional benefits programs that are geared toward helping low income households pay for basic necessities. Talbot County Social Services Departments employ caseworkers to conduct intake, determine eligibility, approve benefits, and ensure compliance with these and other programs.

Medicare and Medicaid in Talbot County, MD

Departments of Social Services may also administer Federal government health programs, including Medicare and Medicaid, as well as Maryland health programs that provide coverage to low-income uninsured or underinsured groups that are not eligible for Federal health coverage. Health programs for otherwise uninsured children and women are common in Talbot County.

Health and Human Services

In Talbot County and at the local level, the Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) often works with Talbot County community human service providers to ensure the needs of individuals and families are met. Talbot County referral services may cover preventive health care, housing, substance abuse and addiction services, home energy assistance programs, mental health services, and supportive services for people with disabilities. Local providers of basic necessities such as food pantries, temporary and homeless shelters, and child care are usually accessible through Talbot County Social Services Departments.

Talbot County Human Services

Talbot County State Social Services Offices typically administer social and human service programs by contract with Talbot County, local government, or community providers. In Maryland the Social Services Department may also be responsible for coordinating and regulating the foster care system and adoptions processes. They may also investigate and support Talbot County law enforcement in cases of child welfare or abuses and neglect of the elderly, as well as assisting child support enforcement.