Extension of maximum SNAP benefits will continue in June

SANTA FE, N.M. — 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 June. 

The New Mexico Human Services Department also announced that SNAP recipients are able to purchase hot prepared food with their EBT card from deli departments at EBT authorized retailers through July 12, 2022 due to the wildfires.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture approved HSD’s request to ensure New Mexico families who are not able to prepare hot food due to home damages or displacement caused by the federally declared disaster wildfires have access to meals. This does not include restaurants or other non-EBT authorized retailers.

“We’re here to support families when they need us most,” said Angela Medrano, Deputy Secretary for HSD. “Providing access to fresh, nutritious foods and having hot food available when you’re displaced and unable to cook is essential for families.”

Individuals seeking to apply for or check their SNAP benefits may apply online through www.yes.state.nm.us or by phone at 1-800-283-4465.