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Nevada Food Stamp Income Limits for 2023

The income limit is the most important food stamps (SNAP) eligibility requirement in Nevada. In this post, In this post, we are going to walk you through the 2023 income limit for Nevada food stamps, including how to calculate how much you will receive in SNAP benefits if approved.

Additionally, we will provide information on how to apply for food stamps in Nevada.

Lastly, we will answer the most frequently asked questions about SNAP benefits in Nevada.

Table of Contents:

  • Food Stamps in Nevada
  • Who is Eligible for Food Stamps in Nevada
  • 2023 Income Limit for Nevada Food Stamps
  • How to Apply for Food Stamps in Nevada
  • Food Stamps in Nevada FAQs

2023 Income Limits for Nevada Food Stamps

Food Stamps in Nevada

SNAP (also known as food stamps) offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families in Nevada.

In Nevada, the SNAP program is run by the Nevada Division of Welfare and Supportive Services (DWSS).

Once you are approved, SNAP benefits are provided on an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card, that is used as a debit card.

EBT cards are accepted at most grocery stores, some farmers’ markets, convenience, big box stores, and some online stores, like Walmart and Amazon.

SNAP benefits generally cannot be used to buy prepared foods, vitamins, alcohol/tobacco, and non-food items (like soap or toothpaste).

Who is Eligible for Food Stamps in Nevada?

To be eligible for SNAP in Nevada, a household must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Must be a citizen or legal immigrant
  • Must be a Nevada resident
  • Your household income must be less than the food stamps income limits for your household size (see chart below)
  • With some exceptions, you must work or participate in an employment and training program
  • For most households, resources must be under $2,750 to qualify for SNAP or $4,250 in countable resources if at least one member of the household is age 60 or older, or is disabled

2023 Income Limit for Nevada Food Stamps

To qualify for SNAP in Nevada, your household income must not exceed 130 percent of the Federal Poverty Level.

You can find out if you may qualify by using the 2022/2023 table below.

Income limits vary according to household size.

Households that contain no elderly or disabled individuals must meet both the gross (income before deduction) and the net income (income after allowable deductions) limits.

However, households that contain an elderly (age 60 or over) individual or a disabled individual must meet only the net income limits.

See the table below for both the net and gross income limits according to household size.

Nevada SNAP Income Eligibility Standards for Fiscal Year 2024
Effective October 1, 2023 – September 30, 2024
Household Size Monthly Gross Income
(130% of FPL)
Monthly Net Income
(100% of FPL)
1 $1,580 $1,215
2 $2,137 $1,644
3 $2,694 $2,072
4 $3,250 $2,500
5 $3,807 $2,929
6 $4,364 $3,357
7 $4,921 $3,785
8 $5,478 $4,214
Each Additional Household Member: Add $557 $429

How to Apply for Food Stamps in Nevada

There are 3 ways you can apply for food stamps in Nevada.

Option 1 – Apply online

You can apply online through the Access Nevada Portal – as shown in the image below.

If you have an account, you can log in or create your Access Nevada Account. Click here to be taken to the website.

Option 2 – Apply at DWSS Office Near You

You can apply in person at the Nevada Division of Welfare and Supportive Services (DWSS) office near you. Click here to locate a DWSS office.

Option 3 – Download Nevada Food Stamps Application

You can download an application, complete it, and mail it to your county DWSS office or submit it in person.

Food Stamps in Nevada FAQs

Here are the most frequently asked questions about Nevada Food Stamps:

What is the Phone Number for Nevada Food Stamps?

If you need help applying for food stamps in Nevada or have further questions about how the SNAP program works, call Customer Call Center at 1-800-992-0900 ext 47200

How Much Will I Receive in Nevada Food Stamps?

If you are approved for food stamps in Nevada, how much in benefits you get partly depends on the:

  • Number of people in your household,
  • The total amount of your household’s income, and
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Thrifty Food Plan.

The Thrifty Food Plan is a government estimate of how much it costs to provide a household with nutritious, low-cost meals.

In Nevada, the average monthly SNAP amount per person is approximately $178.

Maximum SNAP Benefit Amount by Household Size for Fiscal Year 2024
Effective October 1, 2023 – September 30, 2024
Household Size Maximum SNAP Benefit Allotment
1 $291
2 $535
3 $766
4 $973
5 $1,155
6 $1,386
7 $1,532
8 $1,751
Each Additional Household Member: Add $219

To find out how much you are likely to get in Nevada SNAP if approved, use the calculator below.

In the example provided below, we are using a family of 6 to demonstrate how to calculate your food stamps amount.

When are Nevada EBT benefits deposited?

In the state of Nevada, food stamps benefits are made available on the first day of every month.

How Nevada Food Stamps Calculator

Here’s how to calculate how much a family of 6 will get in SNAP benefits.

First, we need to start with the household income.

If you have a countable net income, multiply your net monthly income by 0.3 (30 percent).

Round up this amount to the nearest dollar.

Next, take this amount and subtract it from the maximum benefit level for a household of your size.

From the table above, the maximum a household of 6 could receive in food stamps is $1,386

The result is the monthly food stamps benefits for a family of 6.

Here’s an example:

Example: Michelle and her family of six (6) have $2,560 in net income after allowable deductions.

To determine the family’s SNAP benefits, take 30% of the “net income” (30% of $2,560) and subtract it from the maximum benefit, as follows:

$ 2,560 Net Income for Michelle’s family
x .30 (Multiply by 30%)
$ 768 Countable Income
$ 1,386 Maximum SNAP for 6 persons
-$768 Countable income (round up)
$ 618 Monthly SNAP benefits for Michelle’s family

What stores accept Nevada EBT online for delivery?

Currently, there are 18 stores that accept Nevada EBT Cards online as payment.

You can use your Nevada EBT Card and food stamp benefits to purchase approved grocery items and have them delivered directly to your door.

However, your Nevada SNAP benefits cannot be used to pay for delivery fees.

Currently, the following stores accept Nevada food stamps and EBT Cards online:

What does Nevada EBT not cover?

Your Nevada EBT Card can not be used to purchase any hot or prepared food item, as well as any non-food items.

Here is a list of items that your VA EBT does not cover:

  • Beer, wine, liquor, cigarettes, or tobacco
  • Soaps, paper products, cosmetics, grooming items
  • Pet food (for example, dog food, cat food, etc.)
  • Vitamins or medicines
  • Food that will be eaten in the store
  • Hot foods

Other Items you cannot buy with your VA EBT Card include:

  • Charcoal
  • Cod liver oil
  • Cough drops
  • Crabs (cooked and hot)
  • Diapers
  • Dietary Supplements (for example, GNC, and most protein powders)
  • Dry ice
  • Energy drinks with Supplement Information labels (for example, 5-Hour Energy)
  • Fertilizer and insecticides
  • Flax oil
  • Fountain Drinks
  • Gift baskets (if the food part of the gift basket is less than 50% of the total price)
  • Ice cream cone/sundae
  • Livestock (for example, live animals or birds)
  • Cakes (that are more than 50% non-edible)
  • Toilet paper

Income Limit for Nevada Food Stamps Summary

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Kwame Kuadey

Kwame Kuadey writes about personal finance and the social safety net. His career started in banking but he caught the entrepreneurial bug and has spent the last decade building successful businesses, including an Inc. 500 Company. Kwame believes everyone has the power to improve their quality of life by seeking knowledge and taking action. In 2012, Kwame founded Empower Media to help low-income households improve their financial situation. His expertise is in topics relevant to low-income households, including government benefits and assistance, banking products, access to credit, plus tools & resources to help reduce income volatility and build wealth. Kwame has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Inc. Magazine, Washington Post, ABC, and NPR.



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