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 July, the New Mexico Human Services Department (HSD) announced.
“We understand how critical these emergency benefits are to New Mexican families,” HSD Deputy Secretary Angela Medrano said. “These benefits assist in feeding many families throughout the state.”
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.
SNAP recipients with a regular issuance date of July 1-10, will receive a supplement July 11, 2021. SNAP recipients with a regular issuance date of July 11-20, will receive their benefits and the supplement on their regular issuance date.
For the last 15 months, 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 1.00.283.4465. Newly approved SNAP recipients will be eligible for the supplemental benefit.
Below is a table that reflects the maximum monthly allotment per household size:
HSD provides services and benefits to 1,100,405 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.