Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

                                                        

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Quick Facts

Location
Nevada
Administering Program Name
Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Welfare and Supportive Services

Eligibility Information

In order to qualify for this benefit program, an individual must be a resident of the state of Nevada and meet one of the following requirements:

  • The individual has a current bank balance (savings and checking combined) under $2,001, or
  • The individual has a current bank balance (savings and checking combined) under $3,001 who share their household with one of the following:
    • A person or persons age 60 and over or
    • A person with a disability (a child, your spouse, a parent, or yourself).

Education assistance that is made payable directly to the financial institution or institution of higher learning does not count as income.

Student Status

Students may be able to get SNAP benefits if they meet one of the following criteria:
  • Get public assistance benefits from a Title IV-A program;
  • Take part in a State or federally financed work-study program;
  • Work at least 20 hours a week;
  • Are caring for a dependent household member under the 6;
  • Are caring for a dependent household member over 5 but under 12 and do not have adequate child care to enable them to attend school and work a minimum of 20 hours, or to take part in a State or federally financed work study program; or;
  • Are assigned to or placed in a college or certain other schools through:
    • A program under the Work Investment Act (formerly JTPA);
    • A program under Section 236 of the Trade Act of 1974;
    • An employment and training program under the Food Stamp Act; or
    • An employment and training program operated by a State or local government.

A single parent enrolled full-time in college and taking care of a dependent household member under the age of 12 can get SNAP benefits if otherwise eligible with the minimum bank account threshold.

Work Status

If you are considered a student, to qualify for SNAP you must also meet one of the following criteria. With certain exceptions, able-bodied adults ages 16 through 59 must register for work, accept an offer of suitable work, or take part in an employment and training program to which they are referred by the Employment and Training Program. Students must either Take part in a State or federally financed work study program or Work at least 20 hours a week.

How Do I Apply?

You don’t need to go to an office! You can apply online, and receive your EBT card in the mail.

The quickest and easiest way to apply for SNAP is online through Access Nevada at https://accessnevada.dwss.nv.gov/

If you are eligible, you will be able to access your SNAP benefits no later than 30 days from the date the office received your application. If you have very little or no income for the month and you need help right away, you may qualify for SNAP benefits within 7 days.

Where/How to Use

  • SNAP benefits can only be used to buy food, and plants and seeds to grow food for your household to eat.
  • You can use your EBT card to purchase food at any grocery store or farmers’ market that accepts SNAP. Use the map on the FreshEBT app to find grocery stores and farmers markets near you.

This page was last updated on October 20, 2020.

Quick Facts

Location
Nevada
Administering Program Name
Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Welfare and Supportive Services

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