Texas to provide additional $168 million in emergency SNAP benefits

Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday announced the Texas Health and Human Services (HHS) Department will provide more than $168 million in emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food benefits to help families during the pandemic.

The emergency allotments have been authorized for the months of April and May and will apply to all SNAP recipients in the state of Texas.

SNAP recipients will see the additional amount on their Lone Star Card by April 15 for this month’s benefits, and by May 15 for next month’s benefits.

Gov. Abbott said disbursements will be staggered and will begin on April 9.

SNAP recipients will not need to take any further action to receive the additional benefits.