Governor Abbott, HHSC announce extension of emergency SNAP benefits for June

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) is providing approximately $208 million in emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food benefits for the month of June as the state continues its response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Thank you to HHSC and USDA for continuing to support Texas families by ensuring they can put healthy food on the table,” said Governor Abbott. “These benefits continue to provide nutritious food for Texans across the state.”

“We’re pleased to provide ongoing support to Texans through these emergency SNAP benefits, so they can purchase nutritious foods for their families,” said Texas HHS Access and Eligibility Services Deputy Executive Commissioner Wayne Salter.

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 will receive a minimum of $95 in emergency allotments.

The emergency June allotments are in addition to the more than $3.4 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 June 30.

Administered by HHSC, SNAP is a federal program that provides food assistance to approximately 1.6 million eligible low-income families and individuals in Texas. Texans in need can apply for benefits, including SNAP and Medicaid, at or use the Your Texas Benefits mobile app to manage their benefits.

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  1. I don’t receive extra snap every one else.all I receive is $87.00 & I need it.

  2. Food has went up so much what i get in food stamps and the price of food i don’t the all the food and liquid drinks i need

  3. “Help Wanted” signs are everywhere. I feed my family of 4 for less than $800/month.

    Considering McDonald’s will pay $15 an hour for flipping burgers, why is this needed?

    1. You should not get paid a cent to tell lies, I know that much, because you are TERRIBLE at it–especially the McDonalds part. If the second sentence is true LOL @ your mediocre career that has you punishing your poor family! It’s not their fault you failed in life

  4. I don’t get snap and I have tried to get it I guess because some years back I was getting $19.00 and I try to work temporarily and didn’t report I lost my account of the big $19

    1. Wow!!! Its just a shame that this discussion is about people not getting enough free stuff. Stop Relying on the government and tax payers, and not doing anything about it. Get off your bottom end!!!! STOP the down fall of our AMERICA!!!

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