SANTA FE – New Mexico households receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food benefits will continue to receive the maximum amount for their household size for the month of September, announced the New Mexico Human Services Department. SNAP recipients will receive the extra amount Sept. 18, 2021.
“The additional food benefits ensure New Mexico’s neediest families have access to a healthy diet, which supports children in the classroom, reduces health care costs and more,” said Angela Medrano, HSD Deputy Secretary. “The extra money spent in grocery stores also helps grow the food economy in these difficult times.”
The emergency assistance will increase a household’s monthly benefit up to the maximum food benefit amount for their household size (see table below). SNAP recipients do not have to take any action to receive these additional food benefits as they will be placed directly on their EBT cards.
Since March of 2020, SNAP households that were not already receiving the maximum SNAP food benefit for their household size have received an increase bringing their food benefits to the maximum amount each month. These increases were made to help reduce food insecurity for New Mexicans during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Individuals seeking to apply for SNAP benefits may apply online through www.yes.state.nm.us or by phone at 1-800-283-4465. Newly approved SNAP recipients will be eligible for the supplemental benefit.
On the next page is a table that reflects the maximum monthly allotment per household size.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – SNAP
Oct. 1, 2020 – Sept. 30, 2021
|Household Size||Maximum SNAP Monthly Allotment|
|+ Each Additional Person||+$176|
The Human Services Department provides services and benefits to 1,112,495 New Mexicans through several programs including: the Medicaid Program, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Child Support Program, and several Behavioral Health Services.