Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
To Apply for SNAP:
Before you begin the application process please read Information Needed to Process Your Application, (Spanish version
Informacion Necesaria Para Procesar Su Solicitud). The quickest and easiest
way to apply for SNAP is online through Access Nevada. To get started, click the Access Nevada button below.
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).
- Households applying for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or Medicaid can apply for SNAP benefits at the same time.
- Application is made at the local Welfare Office.
- After you have submitted your application, the Welfare office
will contact you to set up an interview to go over your application.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program:
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (formerly
Food Stamps) helps low-income people and families buy the food they need
for good health.
To determine if you are eligible to receive SNAP benefits we suggest using the Pre-Screening Eligibility Tool below.