Governor Abbott announced that Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients in a dozen Texas can still apply for replacement benefits for food lost or destroyed in severe storms occurring June 14-16, thanks to the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC).
SNAP Replacement Benefits In Texas Are Still Ongoing!
Governor Abbott expresses his appreciation for HHSC’s hard work that allows many Texas families across the state to lose food because of severe weather that ravaged their communities earlier this month.
Office of the Texas Governor Abbott reported that most Texans impacted by severe storms and prolonged localized power outages can apply for replacement SNAP benefits so they can have fresh, healthy food to eat.
HHSC Chief Program and Services Officer Michelle Alletto said that for those families who have been impacted by the recent storms, these replacement food benefits will assist them by providing some peace of mind.
The replacement benefits are available to SNAP recipients residing in the following counties: Cass, Camp, Gregg, Franklin, Harrison, Morris, Marion, Ochiltree, Panola, Upshur, Titus, and Wood.
Here’s How To Request The SNAP Replacement Food Benefits
Eligible Texan residents can ask for the replacement food benefits by reaching 2-1-1 and selecting option 8 or just downloading Form H1855 from the HHSC website.
Completed forms should be mailed to Texas Health and Human Services Commission, P.O. Box 149027, Austin, TX, 78714-9027, or faxed to 1-877-447-2839.
SNAP recipients that experience food loss or were destroyed by the severe storms that occurred on June 14-16 should apply for replacement benefits by July 14. Replacement benefits will be put on recipients’ Lone Star Cards within two business days. For more info, visit HHSC’s Receiving Disaster Assistance webpage.
SNAP is administered by HHSC which is a federal program that supplies food assistance to roughly 1.6 million qualifying residents in Texas with low-income families, and individuals.
Through YourTexasBenefits.com you can apply for replacement benefits, including SNAP and Medicaid, or utilize the Your Texas Benefits mobile app to manage your benefits.
To locate nearby local resources, like food or shelter, just dial 2-1-1 and choose option 1.