Texas Governor Greg Abbott has reported that the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) is giving roughly $262 million in crisis Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food benefits for the long stretch of July as the state proceeds with its reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic.
"As the pandemic keeps on affecting Texas families, we will keep on offering help to these families through crisis SNAP benefits, which permit the acquisition of solid, nutritious food sources," said Texas HHS Access and Eligibility Services Deputy Executive Commissioner Wayne Salter in a news discharge.
Authorities say HHSC got government endorsement from the U.S. Branch of Agriculture to broaden the most extreme, suitable measure of SNAP advantages to beneficiary dependent on family size. All SNAP families will get at least $95 in crisis assignments.
The crisis July designations are notwithstanding the more than $3.69 billion in benefits recently gave to Texans since April 2020.
Likewise, beneficiaries will keep on getting a 15% increment in their absolute advantages, which will proceed from month to month until September 2021. This 15% expansion and the extra crisis distribution sum should show up in beneficiaries' records by July 31.
Managed by HHSC, SNAP is a government program that gives food help to around 1.6 million qualified low-pay families and people in Texas. Texans in need can apply for benefits, including SNAP and Medicaid, at YourTexasBenefits.com or utilize the Your Texas Benefits portable application to deal with their advantages.
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