Texas extends emergency SNAP benefits for October 2022

'Millions of Texans are able to lead healthier lives because of these SNAP benefits'

AUSTIN, Texas – On Monday, Governor Greg Abbott announced the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) has provided over $329.4 million in emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (SNAP) food benefits for the month of October. The allotments are expected to assist approximately 1.6 million Texas households.

Governor Greg Abbott released the following statement

“Millions of Texans are able to lead healthier lives because of these SNAP benefits provided by HHSC,” said Governor Abbott. “By extending emergency SNAP benefits for October, these families will continue having access to nutritious food so that they can grow and thrive.”

Texas HHSC Access and Eligibility Services Deputy Executive Commissioner Wayne Salter released the following statement

“HHSC is proud to continue helping Texans who need a helping hand put food on their table,” said Texas HHSC Access and Eligibility Services Deputy Executive Commissioner Wayne Salter.

HHSC received federal approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to extend the maximum, allowable amount of SNAP benefits to recipients based on family size. All SNAP households will also receive a minimum of $95 in emergency allotments. This additional emergency allotment should appear in recipients’ accounts by Oct. 31, 2022.

Since April 2022, more than $8.2 billion in benefits has been provided to Texans. SNAP, administered by HHSC, is 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, at YourTexasBenefits.com. You can also use the Your Texas Benefits mobile app to manage your benefits.