Texas Health and Human Services Commission announces SNAP Benefits extension until December 2022

Texas residents will be able to continue receiving SNAP benefits through December 2022, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission announced. 

The emergency benefits of more than $340 million are coming and maybe some of the residents got their benefits already, according to the Texas KTEM report.

Favorable Timing

For many families who need food assistance, Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s statement on the December round of payments arrives just in time. 

Many families are worried about having enough food this Christmas season because of the growing cost of everything, not to mention how much time children who qualify for free or reduced lunch will be spending at home this month because of the break. 

SNAP, a federal program administered by HHSC, offers food assistance to qualified low-income families and individuals in Texas. Texans in need can apply for benefits, such as Medicaid and SNAP, at YourTexasBenefits.com or manage their benefits using the Your Texas Benefits mobile app.

The household will require more food.

Wayne Salter, the deputy executive commissioner for Texas HHS Access and Eligibility Services, says, “We are grateful for the chance to assist Texans in supporting their family over the holidays.”

Approval Granted

The United States Department of Agriculture has granted clearance for the maximum amount of payments, which would depend on the size of the family. 

Every SNAP household will nonetheless get at least the required $95 in emergency assistance.

To find out who is eligible for P-EBT benefits or have any queries, may visit the website.

Meanwhile, for those who have not already received benefits yet, disbursements must start showing up by December 31. 

They are encouraged to apply. According to the report, Texas residents who qualify and have low incomes can get food assistance through the federal SNAP program, which HHSC runs. 

They may also visit the website for further information if they need to apply for benefits such as SNAP and Medicaid.