To receive SNAP benefits in New Mexico you would need to apply for New Mexico food stamps. Eligibility for food stamps in New Mexico depends on things like the number of people in your household, income, and resources such as available cash, bank accounts, etc. Income can include the money you make from work as well as benefits you may be receiving such as Social Security, unemployment, and SSI. To find out if you are eligible to receive New Mexico food stamps and how much you could receive on your New Mexico EBT card you can use the online pre-screening tool. Please note that the pre-screening tool is not an application for SNAP benefits.
Below we provide information to apply for food stamps in New Mexico online, by phone or through a form you fill out and send into your local office. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in New Mexico is called the New Mexico SNAP. The department that handles the New Mexico food stamp program is called the New Mexico Human Services Department. New Mexico food stamp applicants must be approved or denied in 30 days or less. If you have very little or no money, you may get benefits more quickly such as within 7 days. If you already receive SNAP benefits in New Mexico and need to know how to check your EBT card balance online, check New Mexico food stamp balance online.