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Emergency SNAP food benefits extended for December 2022

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CrossroadsToday.com | Victoria Television Group
 2022-12-06

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AUSTIN, Texas – On Friday, Dec. 2, Governor Greg Abbott announced the extension of emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food benefits for the month of December. The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) will provide over $341.4 million in benefits to help approximately 1.6 million Texas households.

Governor Abbott released the following statement

“Thanks to SNAP benefits provided by HHSC, Texans across the state continue to have access to nutritious food,” said Governor Abbott. “By extending SNAP benefits for the month of December, we’re ensuring that every family is able to stay healthy and take care of their loved ones during this holiday season.”

Texas HHS Access and Eligibility Services Deputy Executive Commissioner Wayne Salter released the following statement

“We’re thankful to have an opportunity to help Texans provide for their families throughout the holidays,” 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. The allotments are based on recipients’ family size. All SNAP households will receive a minimum of $95 in emergency allotments. Recipients should have access to this additional allotment by Dec. 31.

Since April 2022, HHSC, administrator of SNAP, has provided more than $9 billion in benefits. SNAP is a federal program that provides food assistance to eligible low-income families and individuals in Texas.

If you are in need of assistance, you can apply for benefits including SNAP and Medicaid, at YourTexasBenefits.com. You can also use the Your Texas Benefits mobile app to manage your benefits.

The Office of the Texas Governor provided the above information.

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Virtuousvj 1
12-06

Wayyy more people need assistance with food than the SNAP rules permit via income threshold. As far as I'm concerned Abbott's preparing for a 2024 Presidency run and this among other things is clearly to buy votes... just as Trump did with stimulus and the $3k per month of UIB. He's given away over billions in SNAP but nobody's complaining about that yet have so much to say about implementing Student Loan Debt Relief. Money is money🙄

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