The Texas Well being and Human Providers Fee is offering greater than $317.9 million in emergency meals advantages from the Supplemental Diet Help Program for June. The allocations are anticipated to assist about 1.three million Texas households.
HHSC acquired federal approval from the US Division of Agriculture to increase the utmost allowable quantity of SNAP advantages to recipients primarily based on household dimension. All SNAP households will obtain a minimal of $95 in further emergency allocations that ought to seem in recipients’ accounts by June 30.
The June emergency allocations are along with the greater than $6.9 billion in advantages beforehand supplied to Texans since April 2020.
“We’re right here to help households once they want us most,” mentioned Wayne Salter, Texas HHSC Deputy Government Commissioner for Eligibility and Entry Providers. “Offering entry to contemporary, nutritious meals is crucial for wholesome households.”
Administered by HHSC, SNAP is a federal program that gives meals help to eligible low-income households and people in Texas. Texans in want can apply for advantages, together with SNAP and Medicaid, at YourTexasBenefits.com or use the Your Texas Advantages cell app to handle their advantages.