On Friday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott stated that the state’s Health and Human Services Commission will shortly disburse SNAP benefits for May. (HHSC).
According to a press release from Abbott’s office, the HHSC is awarding more than $317.9 million in emergency SNAP benefits, with the allotments projected to impact nearly 1.6 million Texas households.
The extension of emergency SNAP benefits for May, according to Abbott, will assist ensure that families in Texas have access to nutritious food.
The Republican governor also thanked HHSC and the US Department of Agriculture for their continuous efforts to assist Texas families.
The US Department of Agriculture granted HHSC permission to extend the maximum permissible amount of SNAP payments to participants based on family size.
All SNAP households will also receive a minimum of $95 in emergency allotments, with the additional emergency allotment expected to be in users’ accounts by May 31.
The emergency May allotments are on top of the more than $6.7 billion in benefits that Texans have received since April 2020.
Update on SNAP Benefits in 2022
In Texas, SNAP benefits are placed onto Lone Star Cards once a month and distributed over 15 days. On the first of each month, SNAP funds are distributed.
According to Yahoo Finance News, recipients in Texas can get their SNAP benefits depending on the final digit of their Eligibility Determination Group (EDG) number.
If the last digit of your SNAP EDG number is 0, you will start receiving benefits on May 1. Those with a SNAP EDG number that ends in 1 will get their gifts on May 3, while those with a SNAP EDG number that ends in 2 will get theirs on May 5.
Payments for EDG numbers ending in 3 will be made on May 6, while prices for EDG numbers ending in 4 will be made on May 7.
EDG numbers ending in 5 will be paid on May 9, EDG numbers ending in 6 will be delivered on May 11, and EDG numbers ending in 7 will be released on May 12.
Benefits for SNAP EDG numbers ending in 8 will be received on May 13, while gifts for SNAP EDG numbers ending in 9 will be accepted on May 15.
Texas Benefits from SNAP
The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) announced that it will provide more than $318 million in emergency SNAP food benefits in April.
The allotments were intended to aid more than 1.5 million Texas households, according to Fox 4 News. By April 30, the emergency allotment was supposed to show up in recipients’ accounts.
Deputy Executive Commissioner Wayne Salter of the Texas Department of Health and Human Services’ Access and Eligibility Services previously stated that the department continues to do its best to assist Texans who require assistance.
SNAP is a federal program administered by HHSC that offers food assistance to low-income families and individuals in Texas.
Texans in need can apply for benefits, such as SNAP and Medicaid, at YourTexasBenefits.com or manage their benefits using the Your Texas Benefits smartphone app.
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These benefits, according to Salter, “help families across the state in providing healthful meals to their loved ones.”