The Division of Welfare and Supportive Services under the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services maintains the food support program for the state. As a federal and state program, the food stamp program is SNAP, or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. With Nevada having the highest unemployment rate, it is important that paying for rent and budgeting for food never have to cancel one another out. That is why SNAP benefits help thousands of families and individuals across the state afford a healthy diet without having to sacrifice payment for a bill. The USDA provides funding for SNAP in Nevada as well as across the country for other food stamp benefits programs. Therefore it is important to meet certain eligibility requirements in order to receive aid. To start the process, you have to fill out an application and turn into the appropriate DHHS office nearest you. You can also apply online for benefits. Once you apply, you can receive benefits if you are eligible within 30 days. Some families can receive benefits as soon as 7 days if they meet certain criteria. Benefits are distributed monthly through a Nevada Quest Card, which works must like a debit card at grocery stores and super markets. To find out more information or to look at the necessary application forms, you can go online to the Division of Welfare and Supportive Services website for SNAP.
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