Govenor Greg Abbott says the Texas Health and Human Services Commission is providing close to 267 million dollars in emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program food benefits for August.
Abbott says the benefits from hhsc will help continue crucial support to Texans in need across the state.
HHSC received federal approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to extend the maximum, allowable amount of SNAP benefits to recipients based on family size, and all SNAP households are receiving a minimum of $95 in emergency allotments.
The emergency August allotments are in addition to the more than $3.9 billion in benefits previously provided to Texans since April 2020.
Recipients will also continue to receive a 15 percent increase in their total benefits, which will continue monthly until September 2021. This 15 percent increase and the additional emergency allotment amount should appear in recipients’ accounts by August 31.