Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a federally funded program that offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families. The program is run by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). If you live in this state and need to apply for a Nevada Quest Card, then the information below shows you how to apply for food stamps in Nevada. If you have additional questions or concerns about the Nevada SNAP program or the EBT application process, please contact the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services for assistance.
To Apply for Nevada SNAP
Before you begin the application process please read Information Needed to Process Your Application, (Spanish version Informacion Necesaria Para Rocesar Su Solicitud). The quickest and easiest way to apply for SNAP is online through Access Nevada. To get started, click here.
If you reside on a Nevada Indian Reservation or Colony you may also check with the Washoe Tribe Social Services Department for application information. If your household has little or no money and needs help right away; inform the Welfare Office and you may be eligible to receive SNAP benefits within 7 business days.
After you have submitted your application you will be scheduled an interview. At your interview your case worker will explain the program rules and assist you in completing your application if necessary. During the interview process your case worker will also ask you for proof of certain information. It's important that you understand the rules, so don't hesitate to ask your case worker to explain anything you don't understand.
After you have completed the interview, the Welfare Office will notify you by mail of your qualification status, and if approved the monthly amount of SNAP benefits you will receive and the how many months of benefits you are qualified for before you need to reapply. If you are qualified for SNAP benefits, you will receive your Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card with your monthly approved benefit amount no later than 30 business days from the date the office received your application.
If you and everyone you live with are applying for or getting Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, you may apply for SNAP benefits at your Social Security district office, except in California (where people who receive SSI get cash instead of SNAP benefits).
After you Apply for Nevada Food Stamps
After your interview, the Welfare Office will a send you a Determination of Eligibility letter in the mail explaining your monthly benefit amount and the term of benefits before you are required to reapply. If you did not qualify for SNAP benefits, the letter will provide you an explanation. If you believe your application has been wrongly denied or the determined monthly benefit amount and or term is incorrect, you can contact your local Welfare Office and request a Fair Hearing.
Receiving Your SNAP Benefits
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.
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