Governor Abbott announces extension of emergency SNAP benefits for April

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AUSTIN, Texas – On Friday, Governor Greg Abbott announced the extension of emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food benefits for the month of April 2022. The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) will provide more than $318 million in SNAP benefits. More than 1.5 million Texas households can expect to receive allotments.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) provided federal approval to HHSC to extend the maximum, allowable amount of SNAP benefits. Texas receive benefits based on family size, and all SNAP households will receive a minimum of $95 in emergency allotments. Recipients should receive allotments by April 30.

So far, Texans have received more than $6.4 billion in benefits since April 2020. HHSC administers SNAP, a federal program that provides food assistance to eligible low-income families and individuals in Texas. If you are in need, you can apply for benefits, including SNAP and Medicaid, here. You can also use the Your Texas Benefits mobile app to manage your benefits.

You can read the full news release here.