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Special to The News-Courier
AUSTIN—The state will provide Texans in need with the maximum amount of SNAP food benefits allowed based on family size in April and May amid the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The governor’s office said federal approval cleared the way for the state to provide $168 million for emergency benefits for people on the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program.
“These emergency benefits will give hundreds of thousands of Texans the additional support they need to provide for their families during this challenging time,” Gov. Greg Abbott said.
SNAP recipients will see the additional amount on their Lone Star Cards by April 15 for this month’s benefits and by May 15 for next month’s, officials said. This adds up to $646 for a family of four.
Texans on SNAP don’t need to do anything further to receive the additional benefits. More information is available at www.yourtexasbenefits.hhsc.texas.gov.