Emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food subsidies have been extended until April 2022.
The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) will provide more than $318 million in emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. It is anticipated that the allotments will benefit more than 1.5 million Texas homes, according to a news release.
On or before April 30, the additional emergency allowance should be reflected in the accounts of recipients.
“We will continue to do everything we can to assist Texans who are in need,”
said Wayne Slater, Deputy Executive Commissioner of the Texas Department of Health and Human Services’ Access and Eligibility Services. “These benefits aid families all around the state in providing healthful meals to their loved ones,” says the governor.
Federal permission from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has been granted to HHSC to increase the maximum, permissible amount of SNAP benefits to recipients based on family size. Additionally, all SNAP households will receive a minimum of $95 in emergency allotments each month.
The emergency April allotments are in addition to the more than $6.4 billion in benefits that have already been provided to Texans since April 2020, according to the Texas Department of Insurance.
SNAP, which is administered by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, is a federal program that provides food assistance to low-income families and individuals in the state.
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Texans who are in need of assistance can apply for benefits, like SNAP and Medicaid, online, or manage their benefits through the Your Texas Benefits smartphone app.