Texas SNAP Benefits Have Been Extended For December 2022 – Are You Eligible?
The Texas Health and Human Services Commission has announced that they are providing a SNAP benefits extension to Texans for December 2022. More than $340 million in emergency benefits are on the way. Many of you may have already received yours.
THIS IS PERFECT TIMING
Texas Governor Greg Abbott‘s announcement regarding December‘s round of food benefits comes at the perfect time for many families that receive them. With the rising cost of everything right now, having the right amount of food, and the right kind of food, is a major concern for many families this season - not to mention the amount of time children that are eligible to receive free or reduced lunch will be home this month due to the holiday break. More food will be needed in the home.
SOME MUCH NEEDED RELIEF
Texas HHS Access and Eligibility Services Deputy Executive Commissioner Wayne Salter says,
"we are thankful to have an opportunity to help Texans provide for their families throughout the holidays."
WHAT TO EXPECT
The approval given from the US Department of Agriculture is for the maximum allowable amount of benefits and will be based on family size. However, every SNAP household will receive at least the minimum $95 of emergency aid.
DID I QUALIFY FOR P-EBT?
If you have questions or want to find out if you qualified for P-EBT benefits, click here.
CHECK YOUR ACCOUNTS
If you haven't received your benefits yet, disbursements should appear by Dec 31. Need to apply? SNAP is a federal program administered by HHSC, and provides food assistance to eligible, low income, families and individuals in Texas. If you need to apply for benefits, to include SNAP and Medicaid, click here for more info.