Governor Abbott and HHSC Announce Extension of Emergency SNAP Benefits for January 2022 | Texas Governor’s Office


January 4, 2022 | Austin, Texas | Press release

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) will provide more than $ 307 million in emergency food benefits from the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) for the month of January. The awards are expected to help more than 1.5 million Texas homes.

“This emergency support from SNAP will allow more than 1.5 million families to continue to feed their families,” Governor Abbott said. “Thanks to the USDA for their continued collaboration with HHSC to provide healthy meals to Texans across the state. “

“As Texans ring in the New Year, this added support will help families start 2022 with food on the table for themselves and their children,” said Wayne Salter, deputy executive commissioner of Access and Development Services. Texas HHS eligibility.

HHSC has received federal approval from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to extend the maximum allowable amount of SNAP benefits to beneficiaries based on family size, and all SNAP households will receive a minimum of $ 95 in allowances. emergency. This additional emergency allowance should appear in the accounts of beneficiaries before January 31.

January’s emergency allowances are in addition to the more than $ 5.4 billion in benefits previously granted to Texans since April 2020.

Administered by HHSC, SNAP is a federal program that provides food assistance to eligible low-income families and individuals in Texas. Texans in need can apply for benefits, including SNAP and Medicaid, at or use the Your Texas Benefits mobile app to manage their benefits.


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