AUSTIN, TX (KAMR/KCIT) — Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s office officials announced Thursday that the Texas Health and Human Services Commission has extended food benefits through the Emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, through January.
The commission will provide more than $344.1 million in emergency SNAP benefits in January, which is expected to help approximately 1.6 million Texas households, according to an Abbott office press release.
“As we enter the new year, we are proud to continue to support Texans with the expansion of SNAP emergency benefits,” Abbott said. “Thanks to HHSC, Texas residents across the state will be able to get healthy food to take care of their families and loved ones.”
Officials expect all SNAP households to receive at least $95 in emergency allocations, due in recipient accounts by January 31st.
“We know these benefits will help families start 2023 with healthy, nutritious food,” Wayne Salter, Deputy Executive Commissioner for Texas HHS Access and Eligibility Services, said in a press release.
Due to recent legislation, the press release states that February 2023 will be the last month that eligible households can receive emergency SNAP benefits. Households will receive notice of the change before the end of the emergency allocation, officials said.
For more information, visit the Your Texas Benefits website.