Nevada SNAP

Nevada SNAP helps low-income Nevada families with cash assistance to buy the food they need for a nutritionally adequate diet.

Nevada requires all able-bodied recipients ages 16—59 who aren’t exempt to register for work, accept an offer of suitable work, or meet other work requirements to keep their SNAP benefits.


Who is eligible for SNAP in Nevada? #

In order to qualify for SNAP, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  1. Live in Nevada
  2. Be a US Citizen or a lawful permanent resident
  3. Show proof of identity
  4. Meet certain income guidelines. There is no asset limit in Nevada.

What is the income limit for food stamps in Nevada? #

Most families in Nevada with gross income up to 200% of the federal poverty level, about $4,143 a month for a family of three, qualify for food stamps.

Family Size 100% 200%
1 $1,215 $2,430
2 $1,643 $3,287
3 $2,072 $4,143
4 $2,500 $5,000
5 $2,928 $5,857
6 $3,357 $6,713
7 $3,785 $7,570
8 $4,213 $8,427

Gross income limit applies to most households, except those in which at least one person is 60 years of age or older, or receives disability income.

How much SNAP will I get in Nevada? #

SNAP benefits may vary from family to family depending on a variety of factors, including the household size, income and allowable deductions.

For example, a family of three with no income may receive up to $740 in monthly benefits or $440 each month if the family has a net monthly income of $1,000.

  • Family Size SNAP Benefits
  • 1 $281
  • 2 $516
  • 3 $740
  • 4 $939
  • 5 $1,116
  • 6 $1,339
  • 7 $1,480
  • 8 $1,691

The actual SNAP benefit amounts are based on a household's net income with a general rule that an increase of $100 in net income results in a reduction of $30 in benefits.

How do I apply for SNAP in Nevada? #

The quick and easy way to apply for SNAP benefits is to complete and submit an electronic application through Access Nevada or you can go to your local Welfare Office to pick up or file an application.

Those who reside on a Nevada Indian Reservation or Colony may check with the Washoe Tribe Social Services Department for application information.

  • Carson City* (775) 882-9256
  • Douglas County (775) 265-2254

How long does it take to get food stamps in Nevada? #

Once eligibility is confirmed, you will be able to access your SNAP benefits no later than 30 days from the date the office received your application.

If you are eligible for expedited service, you will be authorized SNAP benefits within a few days, but no later than seven (7) days from application.

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