Over the past few months, many recipients of SNAP benefits experienced delays because of an increase in applications and staff shortages at the Texas Health and Human Services Commission office.

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However, there is some good news for those who have been waiting to find out if SNAP benefits would be extended past the month of August.

SNAP September 2022 Benefits

Governor Abbott's office has announced that the Texas Health and Human Services Commission is providing more than $344.9 million in emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food benefits for September.

The allotments are expected to help around 1.6 million households in Texas. All SNAP households will receive a minimum of $95 in emergency allotments, which should appear in recipients’ accounts by September 30th.

The emergency September allotments are in addition to over $7.9 billion in benefits previously provided to Texans since April 2020.

SNAP Eligibility

To be eligible for SNAP benefits, you must meet required income and resource requirements, which are updated yearly. The amount you receive each month depends on your income and family size. Households in which all members are 60 and older or disabled are eligible to participate in the Texas Simplified Application Project (TSAP).

This program makes the SNAP application process easier with three years of benefits at a time instead of six months, according to the Texas HHS website.

How Do I Check on Snap Benefits?

Those waiting on an application to be processed can contact 2-1-1, (the Texas Information and Referral Network), Option 1, to receive a referral to available resources. For food bank information, you can reach out to the agency’s community partner, Feeding Texas.

In Temple, the HHS office is located at 4501 S General Bruce Drive in Gateway Center, and at 400 Stefek Drive in Killeen.

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