MORE than 1.5 million Texas homes will receive at least $95 worth of emergency food stamps this month after benefits are expanded.
Gov. Greg Abbott said recipients should receive the emergency grants no later than March 31.
The minimum amount food stamp beneficiaries will receive is $95.
It is believed that 3.4 million people in the state of Lone Star receive SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits.
Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) officials say more than $310 million in assistance will be provided, according to a news release Governor’s website.
Abbott said, “These emergency benefits from SNAP have helped many Texas families put food on the table over the past two years.”
Wayne Salter, Assistant Executive Commissioner of Texas’ HHS Access and Eligibility Services, added, “Putting food on the table is critical to the health and well-being of families, and we’re proud to continue to help with these most basic of needs .”
As of April 2020, more than $6 billion has been shipped to Americans eligible for food stamps in Texas.
At least 29 states have already extended emergency quotas, benefiting millions of SNAP beneficiaries.
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Officials in Arizona, Georgia, Indiana, Michigan, North Carolina, and Ohio are among some of the states.
The Sun will continue to update the list as more states are announced.
Texas was among 38 states that extended support for food stamp applicants in February.
In April 2021, the USDA announced that the federal government would allocate an additional $1 billion per month to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
These additional funds should help an estimated 25 million people in low-income households who are struggling to get food on the table due to the pandemic.
They were originally scheduled to expire in September 2021. However, many states have continued to provide this resource.
Grocery stamps worth up to $1,504 are currently being mailed to residents of states like California, Colorado and Washington DC.
About 500,000 people receive food stamps in Colorado, and benefits are assigned based on the last digit of the recipient’s Social Security number.
Food stamps are mailed to eligible recipients in Idaho and Nevada during the first 10 days of the month and are allocated based on the last number of their year of birth.
In contrast, in Iowa and Kansas, SNAP benefits are paid based on the last name of the claimant for the first 10 days of the month.
Around 600,000 Oklahomans will receive food stamps and benefits will be sent to the last digit of their case number.
South Dakotans receive their food stamps on March 10, and in Washington DC, benefits are issued based on the recipient’s first letter of the last name.
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https://www.the-sun.com/money/4819998/millions-households-emergency-food-stamps-texas-extended/ One million households in one US state will receive at least $95 worth of food stamps as part of the program’s renewal