After the benefits were expanded, more than 1.5 million households in Texas will receive a minimum of $95 in emergency food stamps this month.
In a statement, Governor Greg Abbott stated that recipients should expect to receive their emergency allotments no later than March 31.
Beneficiaries of food stamps will receive a minimum of $95, according to the USDA.
A total of 3.4 million people in the Lone Star state receive SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits, according to estimates.
According to a press release on the Governor’s website, officials at the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) estimate that more than $310 million in assistance is being provided.
“These emergency SNAP benefits have assisted many Texas families in putting food on the table over the past two years,” Abbott stated.
“Putting food on the table is critical for the health and well-being of families, and we’re proud to continue to assist them with these most basic needs,” said Wayne Salter, Texas HHS Access and Eligibility Services Deputy Executive Commissioner.
Since April 2020, more than $6 billion in food stamps has been distributed to Americans who are eligible to receive them in Texas.
At least 29 states have already extended emergency allotments, resulting in millions of SNAP recipients receiving additional assistance.
Officials from Arizona, Georgia, Indiana, Michigan, North Carolina, and Ohio are among those who have spoken out….
The list will be updated as additional states are announced, according to the Sun.
In February, Texas was one of 38 states that increased their financial assistance to food stamp recipients.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced in April 2021 that the federal government would contribute an additional $1 billion per month to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
As a result of the pandemic, an estimated 25 million people in low-income households were expected to struggle to put food on the table. These additional funds were intended to assist them.
Originally, they were scheduled to expire in September 2021. Many states, on the other hand, have continued to provide this service.
- What Is SNAP, and Is It the Same as Food Stamps in Terms of Benefits?
- Mcdonald’s Accepts Food Stamps in Six States, but Not All| New Updates!
- Food Stamps: EBT-Enabled Shops Are Listed Here. What May EBT Be Used For?
Federal food stamps, worth up to $1,504, are currently being distributed to residents of states such as California and Colorado as well as residents of the District of Columbia.
In Colorado, approximately 500,000 people are eligible for food stamps, with benefits being assigned based on the last digit of the recipient’s Social Security Number.
Food stamps are distributed to eligible recipients in Idaho and Nevada during the first ten days of each month, with the number of stamps distributed based on the last digit of the recipient’s birth year.
Meanwhile, in Iowa and Kansas, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits are distributed over the first ten days of the month based on the surnames of claimants.
Approximately 600,000 Oklahomans are eligible for food stamps, with benefits being sent to them based on the last digit of their case number.
On March 10, South Dakotans will receive their food stamps, while benefits are distributed in Washington DC according to the first letter of each recipient’s last name.