SNAP, previously called “food stamps”, helps low-income families in New Mexico to afford healthy foods. A low-income family is defined as one whose gross income is no more than 165% of the federal poverty level.
The amount of monthly SNAP benefits may vary depending on the size of the family, income, and expenses. In New Mexico, families of three with no income may receive up to $740 in monthly benefits.
Who qualifies for food stamps in New Mexico? #
In order to qualify for SNAP, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:
- Live in New Mexico
- Be a US Citizen or a lawful permanent resident
- Show proof of identity
- Meet certain income guidelines
As a condition of eligibility, all work-eligible applicants in New Mexico who aren’t exempt must register for work, accept an offer of suitable work, and take part in an employment and training program.
New Mexico is among a few states that waives the ABAWD time limit work requirements statewide.
What is the income limit for food stamps in New Mexico? #
Most families in New Mexico with gross income up to 165% of the federal poverty level, about $3,167 a month for a family of three, qualify for food stamps. There is no asset limit in New Mexico.
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 food stamps can I get in New Mexico? #
- 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 food stamps in New Mexico? #
Application for SNAP in New Mexico can be done online via Yes! New Mexico — the official portal to apply, renew and check benefits, including SNAP.
Once your application is verified, you will be notified by letter within 30 days as to whether or not your SNAP assistance is approved.
For more information about New Mexico SNAP, please call