Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a federally funded program that offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families. The program is run by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). If you live in this state and need to apply for a Texas Lone Star Card, then the information below shows you how to apply for food stamps in Texas. If you have additional questions or concerns about the Texas SNAP program or the EBT application process, please contact the Texas Health and Human Services Commission for assistance.
Texas Food Stamps Are For
Maximum monthly income limits
The following chart gives a general idea of the amount of money (income) a person or family can get and still be in this program. Some people might be able to get benefits even if their income is higher than what is listed in this chart.
|Family Size||Monthly amount of income allowed|
|Each additional person, add:||$572|
Most people age 16 to 59 must follow work rules to get SNAP benefits. Work rules mean a person must look for a job or be in an approved work program. If the person has a job, they can't quit without a good reason.
Maximum monthly SNAP amount
|Family Size||Monthly SNAP amount|
|Each additional person, add:||$146|
How to Apply for Texas Food Stamps
You can apply for the following types of programs on YourTexasBenefits.com:
After you go to YourTexasBenefits.com:
Call them at 2-1-1
If you need help applying for benefits, call toll-free 2-1-1 or 1-877-541-7905. After you pick a language, press 2. Staff can help you Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Fill out a paper application
If you can't use YourTexasBenefits.com, you can print the form and fill it out by hand. You will need to mail them a signed and dated copy of the form. If you want to print a form from your computer: See a list of forms.
If you want forms mailed to you
You can either: