$391 One-Time Payment For Each Eligible Texan This Month; Gov. Greg Abbott Says

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced that each eligible and qualified Texan will receive a $391 one-time payment this month.

$391 one-time payment
Gov. Greg Abbott says an amount of $391 one-time payment will be given to Texans this month. (Photo: NPR)

Gov. Greg Abbott Announced $391 One-Time Payment

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits is one of the aids that millions of Americans across the country rely on to purchase their basic needs. This is one of the programs that federal and state officials implemented to combat the impact of the pandemic and the increasing inflation rate.

Gov. Gregg Abbot said, “The State of Texas continues working to ensure families and children impacted by school closures have access to nutritious meals. I thank HHSC and TEA for working with the USDA to provide these food benefits for Texas families across the state,” according to the official website of The Office of the Texas Governor.

Moreover, an amount of $391 will be a one-time payment this month because the state was not able to participate and distribute the P-EBT during summer. Additionally, the program was also expanded to those who are not directly affected by COVID-19.

HHSC Released a Statement

Wayne Salter, HHS deputy executive commissioner of Access and Eligibility Services, said, “We’re proud to be supporting families in Texas so they can provide food to their children. Being well-nourished allows children to focus on learning rather than where their next meal will come from.”

Furthermore, it is estimated that around 3.5 million eligible children will benefit from this program. The U.S. Department of Agriculture approved an amount of $1.4 billion to implement the Summer P-EBT in the state this month.