The Texas Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program will begin paying it out in October, costing $1,691, for 11 days.
The Lone Star State issues SNAP payments within the first 10 business days of each month. The September payment ends on Friday and the October payment begins on October 1. The date recipients receive their money depends on their eligibility determination group number.
The payment amount of SNAP in Texas It’s based on the size of the recipient’s household: Single households get $281 and eight-member households get $1,691, according to the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. Families of more than eight people receive an additional $211 for each additional member.
Eligibility is determined by household income. To qualify, a one-person household cannot earn more than $1,869 per month, and a five-person household cannot earn more than $4,465 per month.
Texas SNAP payments are loaded onto a Lone Star card, which functions as an electronic benefit transfer card. Money will automatically be loaded onto the card on the issue date.
What requirements should you consider to become a SNAP beneficiary?
Texas has work rules for beneficiaries between 16 and 59 years old. Participants must have a job, be actively looking for one, or work in an approved work program, and recipients cannot quit their jobs without good reason.
SNAP was created as part of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s Great Society programs in 1964 through the Food Stamp Act. It aims to increase the nutrition of low-income residents by increasing their food costs.
Remember that SNAP benefits can only be spent on food and non-alcoholic beverages. Funds cannot be used for luxury items or non-food expenses.