Texas Health and Human Services announced the process of application and the deadline for the replacement SNAP benefits in selected counties.
Application and Deadline for Replacement SNAP Benefits
Recent winter storms and power outages affected some counties in Central Texas recently that destroyed and damaged their food. The Texas Health and Human Services (HHSC) announced that residents in these areas can now apply for the replacement SNAP benefits.
According to a published article in KVUE ABC, those who want to apply for the replacement SNAP benefits should call 211 and select option 2. They only have until February 28 to apply for the benefit. Meanwhile, here is the list of states qualified for this claim:
- Anderson, Austin, Bandera, Bastrop, Bell, Bexar, Blanco, Brazoria, Brooks, Burleson, Burnet, Caldwell, Cameron, Cherokee, Coke, Collin, Comal, Concho, Coryell, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Erath, Falls, Fannin, Fort Bend, Franklin, Freestone, Gillespie, Harris, Hays, Henderson, Hidalgo, Hill, Hopkins, Hunt, Irion, Johnson, Kaufman, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Lamar, Lee, Leon, Limestone, Llano, Mason, McLennan, Milam, Montgomery, Navarro, Parker, Rains, Red River, Robertson, Rockwall, Smith, Sterling, Tarrant, Titus, Travis, Van Zandt, Waller, Wichita, Williamson, and Wood.
On the other hand, those who want to apply for the replacement SNAP benefits but the county is not listed above should apply within 10 days after discovering their food was damaged and destroyed due to a winter storm and power outage.
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Statement from the Officials
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said, “Prolonged localized power outages may have spoiled food for Texas families across our state during last week’s ice storm. I thank HHSC for ensuring Texans impacted by this winter weather are able to apply for replacement SNAP benefits so that they can keep fresh, healthy food on the table.”
Additionally, Texas HHS Access and Eligibility Services Deputy Executive Commissioner Wayne Salter, said, “We hope that the replacement SNAP benefits will help Texas families who may have been impacted by the recent winter weather storm. These benefits will help Texans replace healthy and nutritious food that was lost due to power outages,” according to a published article on the official website of the Texas Health and Human Services.
Furthermore, recipients of the replacement SNAP benefits can also choose to download Form H1855 from the website of HHSC.
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