Emergency SNAP benefits set to extend through July

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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program food benefits are set to extend through July as the state continues its response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to a release by Gov. Greg Abbott, the benefits will extend as well as the funding that is provided by his office and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.

The state has previously provided $3.69 billion to Texans since April 2020, the release stated.

All SNAP households will receive a minimum of $95 in emergency allotments. Recipients will also continue to receive a 15% increase in their total benefits, which will continue monthly until September 2021, according to the release.

SNAP provides food assistance to approximately 1.6 million eligible low-income families and individuals in Texas. 

Texans in need can apply for benefits, including SNAP and Medicaid, at YourTexasBenefits.com

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