The New Mexico Human Services Department is responsible for SNAP being used within the state. SNAP is used to ensure that low income families can have a chance at healthy meals without having to sacrifice their bills or rent to pay for food. The government makes the sense on how much benefits people can receive for food stamps every month. In New Mexico, a household is defined as wives, husbands, children, and disabled people eating and living together under the same roof. People can apply separately for benefits if they eat and prepare their food separately from the other people who are in the household.
To apply, you need to download an application from the site of the New Mexico Human Services Department. You can also file at a local ISD office. The form will allow you to apply for other benefit programs, such as medical assistance and LIHEAP. When you have finished the form, you can mail to the local office or drop it off. You will need to provide information on your household income, social security number, ID, your highest bills, and information about each member of your household. There is a proof checklist online which you can refer to for assistance in preparing. You will be contacted for an interview after your application has been processed. This interview period is used to help determine what your level of need may be. It is also used to help validate some of the information that you have provided on your application. You may have to submit some additional documents in order to help verify that you have provided the correct information. In some cases, you may need to provide information about household members and their employment, or proof that they live with you.
Your eligibility greatly depends on your monthly income. Generally, people are only denied of benefits because they are making too high of an income based on the amount of people who are present in their household. You should consider how much you make and what your assets are before you apply. If you are making more than $2000 a month and you have three or four people in your household, you are probably not going to be eligible for this program. However, the government takes this on a case by case basis. You can contact a local ISD office for more information and to explain your situation. Your assets are also a determining factor. If anyone owns a car worth over $4000 in value, you may not be eligible for your household. If you are approved, you will receive a letter in the mail with your allotted amount of benefits and your EBT card that can be used at any SNAP supporting location.
For more information about accessing SNAP benefits in Albuquerque New Mexico you can use the following contact information.
Helpful Links and Phone Numbers
ISD Offices - http://www.hsd.state.nm.us/isd/fieldoffices.html
Human Services Department Offices - http://www.hsd.state.nm.us/isd/fieldoffices.html
Proof Checklist - http://www.hsd.state.nm.us/pdf/ISD-135-ProofChecklistRev01-01-10.pdf
SNAP – 877-636-5453 4330 Cutler NE Albuquerque, NM 87110 Mon-Fri 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM P.O. Box 36090
Albuquerque, NM 87176 (505) 222-9600 1041 Lamberton Place NE Albuquerque, NM 87125 Mon-Fri 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM P.O. Box 25287
Albuquerque, NM 87125 (505) 841-7700 1711 Randolph Rd SE Albuquerque, NM 87106 Mon-Fri 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM P.O. Box 19310
Albuquerque, NM 87119 (505) 383-2600 (800)432-6217