Emergency SNAP Advantages In June Out there By June 30
AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott as we speak introduced that the Texas Well being and Human Companies Fee (HHSC) is offering roughly $208 million in emergency Supplemental Diet Help Program (SNAP) meals advantages for the month of June because the state continues its response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Thanks to HHSC and USDA for persevering with to assist Texas households by guaranteeing they’ll put wholesome meals on the desk,” mentioned Governor Abbott. “These advantages proceed to supply nutritious meals for Texans throughout the state.”
“We’re happy to supply ongoing assist to Texans via these emergency SNAP benefits, to allow them to buy nutritious meals for his or her households,” mentioned Texas HHS Entry and Eligibility Companies Deputy Government Commissioner Wayne Salter.
HHSC obtained federal approval from the U.S. Division of Agriculture to increase the utmost, allowable quantity of SNAP benefits to recipients based mostly on household measurement, and all SNAP households will obtain a minimal of $95 in emergency allotments.
The emergency June allotments are along with the greater than $3.4 billion in advantages beforehand offered to Texans since April 2020.
Recipients may also proceed to obtain a 15 p.c improve of their whole advantages, which is able to proceed month-to-month till September 2021. This 15 p.c improve and the extra emergency allotment quantity ought to seem in recipients’ accounts by June 30.
Administered by HHSC, SNAP is a federal program that gives meals help to roughly 1.6 million 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 cellular app to handle their advantages.