Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced that millions of Texans will receive a one-time payment of $391 this December after the approval of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Gov. Greg Abbott’s Announcement of One-Time Payment
The impact of the global pandemic continues to hurt millions of American families. The daily struggle has become harder because of the increasing inflation rate. Thus, millions of Americans are looking for ways to get extra money from federal and state officials.
Gov. Greg Abbott announced recently that roughly 3.5 million Texans will receive a one-time payment of $391 this December through the Pandemic-Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT). This is after the U.S. Department of Agriculture approved the fifth round of P-EBT worth $1.4 billion.
Since the state was not able to participate in and distribute the Summer P-EBT, the amount of $391 will be given as a one-time payment. Other eligible and qualified Texans have already received the additional payment while others are assured that it will hit your P-EBT card before the month ends.
Gov. Greg Abbott and HHSC Released a Statement
According to the official website of Gov. Greg Abbott, he said, “The State of Texas continues working to ensure families and children impacted by school closures have access to nutritious meals. thank HHSC and TEA for working with the USDA to provide these food benefits for Texans families across the state.”
Meanwhile, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) which will implement the program 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.”