Replacement SNAP Benefits Now Available in Texas, Here’s How to Apply

Replacement SNAP benefits for residents in some Texas counties affected by power outages and winter storms can now apply for the program.

Replacement SNAP benefits
Replacement SNAP benefits are now available for residents in Central Texas. (Photo:MARCA)

Replacement SNAP Benefits in Texas

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) announced that residents living in Central Texas can now apply for the replacement SNAP benefits if they were affected by the recent winter storm and power outages. It is to help them recover from the food destroyed and lost.

In a published article in KVUE ABC, recipients who want to apply for replacement SNAP benefits should call 211 and select option 2. It is important to note that requests for applications will end until February 28. The following counties included are the following:

  • Anderson, Austin, Bandera, Bastrop, Bell, Bexar, Blanco, Brazoria, Brooks, Burleson, Burnet, Caldwell, Cameron, Cherokee, Coke, Collin, Comal, Concho, Coryell, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Erath, Falls, Fannin, Fort Bend, Franklin, Freestone, Gillespie, Harris, Hays, Henderson, Hidalgo, Hill, Hopkins, Hunt, Irion, Johnson, Kaufman, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Lamar, Lee, Leon, Limestone, Llano, Mason, McLennan, Milam, Montgomery, Navarro, Parker, Rains, Red River, Robertson, Rockwall, Smith, Sterling, Tarrant, Titus, Travis, Van Zandt, Waller, Wichita, Williamson, and Wood.

Meanwhile, anyone who wants replacement SNAP benefits but the county is not included in the list should file a request within 10 days of discovering their food was lost or destroyed due to power outages and storm.

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Officials Released a Statement

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said, “Prolonged localized power outages may have spoiled food for Texas families across our state during last week’s ice storm. I thank HHSC for ensuring Texans impacted by this winter weather are able to apply for replacement SNAP benefits so that they can keep fresh, healthy food on the table.”

Meanwhile, Texas HHS Access and Eligibility Services Deputy Executive Commissioner Wayne Salter, said, “We hope that the replacement SNAP benefits will help Texas families who may have been impacted by the recent winter weather storm. These benefits will help Texans replace healthy and nutritious food that was lost due to power outages,” according to a published article in the official website of Texas Human Health and Human Services.

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