The Texas Well being and Human Companies Fee is offering greater than $305.5 million in emergency Supplemental Diet Help Program meals advantages for August. The allocations are anticipated to assist about 1.5 million Texas households.
“Diet performs a significant function in Texans’ lives,” stated Wayne Salter, Texas HHS Deputy Government Commissioner for Entry and Eligibility Companies. “We’re proud to proceed bringing diet to households via wholesome meals.”
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, with all SNAP households receiving a minimal of $95 in emergency allocations . This extra emergency allowance ought to seem in recipients’ accounts by August 31.
The August emergency allocations are along with the greater than $7.6 billion in advantages beforehand supplied to Texans since April 2020.
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.