Extension of emergency SNAP benefits will continue in July
New Mexico households receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program food benefits will continue to receive the maximum amount for their household size for the month of July, the New Mexico Human Services Department announced.
“We understand how critical these emergency benefits are to New Mexican families,” said Angela Medrano, HSD deputy secretary. “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, according to a news release. 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 received the supplement July 11. 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, the release stated. 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 do so online through https://www.yes.state.nm.us/yesnm/home/index or by phone at 1-800-283-4465. Newly approved SNAP recipients will be eligible for the supplemental benefit.
The Human Services Department provides services and benefits to 1,100,405 New Mexicans through several programs, including the Medicaid Program, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Child Support Program and several behavioral health services.