Program DescriptionThe Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) serves as the first line of defense against hunger for New Mexico residents. It enables low-income families to buy nutritious food with coupons and Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards. SNAP recipients spend their benefits to buy eligible food in authorized retail food stores.
General Program RequirementsIn order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of New Mexico and fall into one of two groups: (1) those with a current bank balance (savings and checking combined) under $2,001, or (2) those with a current bank balance (savings and checking combined) under $3,001 who share their household with a person or persons age 60 and over, or with a person with a disability (a child, your spouse, a parent, or yourself). For either group, you must also have an annual household income of less than $14,079 if one person lives in the household; $18,941 if two people live in the household; $23,803 if three people live in the household; $28,665 if four people live in the household; $33,527 if five people live in the household; $38,389 if six people live in the household; $43,251 if seven people live in the household; or $48,113 if eight people live in the household. For larger households, add $4,862 for each additional person in the home.
Your Next StepsThe following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.
Application ProcessThe SNAP application can be found at the following location:
To apply for this program, fill out the application and make an appointment to speak with a representative at your local county office:
Program Contact Information
Please call the New Mexico Human Services Department to speak with a client service representative: 1-888-473-3676
For more information on the New Mexico Food Stamp program and instructions on how to apply, please visit: http://www.hsd.state.nm.us/isd/fs.html