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$391 One-Time Payment For Each Eligible Child this December in Texas; Gov. Greg Abbott Confirms

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$391 relief check will be given to each eligible child in Texas. (Photo: MARCA)

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott confirmed that an amount of $391 one-time payment will be given to each eligible child this December.

Relief Check

$391 relief check will be given to each eligible child in Texas. (Photo: MARCA)

$391 For Each Eligible Child in Texas

The U.S. government has approved the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC), according to Governor Greg Abbott. Department of Agriculture to provide Texas families with children who temporarily lost access to federally supported summer meal programs as a result of COVID-19 with the fifth round of Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT).

Gov. Greg Abbott said, “The State of Texas continues working to ensure families and children impacted by school closures have access to nutritious meals. I thank HHSC and TEA for working with the USDA to provide these food benefits for Texas families across the state.”

Additionally, Wayne Salter, HHS deputy executive commissioner of Access and Eligibility Services, also said, “We’re proud to be supporting families in Texas so they can provide food to their children. Being well-nourished allows children to focus on learning rather than where their next meal will come from.”

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Fifth Round of P-EBT

HHSC gained federal authority to offer more than $1.4 billion in benefits to about 3.5 million eligible children in Texas during this fifth round of pandemic food assistance. Approximately $6.32 billion in P-EBT food benefits have been given to Texas households to date by HHSC, according to an article published in Texas Border Business.

HHSC, the Texas Department of Agriculture, and the Texas Education Agency collaborate on P-EBT (TEA). P-EBT offers a one-time benefit of $391 for each qualifying kid in this cycle, which runs from June through August, and can be used to pay for groceries in the same way as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food benefits.

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