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SNAP Benefits Have Been Extended for May

For May, emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) payments have been extended.

According to a news release from Governor Greg Abbott’s office, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission expects to issue $317.9 million in emergency SNAP payments by the end of the month, transferred to recipients’ accounts.

The US Department of Agriculture has approved a minimum of $95 in emergency allotments for all SNAP households. By May 31, recipients should have it in their accounts.

The emergency funds are in addition to the $6.7 billion in aid that has been supplied since April 2020.


At, anybody interested in applying for SNAP or Medicaid benefits can do so. Those who already get them can manage them through that website or the Your Texas Benefits smartphone app.

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