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NEW States APPROVED for $95 SNAP Emergency Allotments in JUNE! (TX, KY)

According to a press release from just yesterday, June 1st, Governor Greg Abbott announced the Texas Health and Human Services Commission is providing more than $317.9 million in emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program food benefits at the end of this month. And the allotments are expected to help about 1.3 million Texas households. "Texans across the Lone Star State benefit from the nutritious food made available through the extension of emergency SNAP benefits," said Governor Abbott. "Thank you to HHSC and USDA for continuing to help Texas families remain healthy and put food on their tables. We’re here to support families when they need us most," said Texas HHSC Access and Eligibility Services Deputy Executive Commissioner Wayne Salter. "Providing access to fresh, nutritious foods is essential for healthy families."


The HHSC received federal approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to extend the maximum allowable amount of SNAP benefits to recipients based on family size. All SNAP households will receive a minimum of $95 in additional emergency allotments which should appear in recipients’ accounts by June 30th. The emergency June allotments are in addition to the more than $6.9 billion in benefits previously provided to Texans since April 2020. Administered by the HHSC, SNAP is a federal program that provides food assistance to eligible low-income families and individuals in Texas. Texans in need can apply for benefits, including SNAP and Medicaid, at YourTexasBenefits.com or use the Your Texas Benefits mobile app to manage their benefits.


Now regarding the state of Kentucky, Kentucky SNAP sends low-income households monthly benefits to help supplement their food budgets. SNAP is administered by the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services Division of Family Support (DCBS), and your household’s SNAP benefits will be deposited monthly into a SNAP account that is linked to your EBT card. EBT cards can be used to purchase almost any food item, except hot ready-to-eat foods. Your Kentucky EBT card is accepted at most grocery stores and works like a regular debit card. And as with most states, you swipe your card at the card reader machine and enter your PIN, while any non-SNAP items must be purchased with a separate payment method. Kentucky households that meet basic income and resources requirements, as well as work requirements, may be eligible for SNAP. Household members between the ages of 18 and 59 must participate in work registration. In some circumstances, 16- or 17-year-old applicants must also participate in work registration. Adult children over the age of 21 who live with their parents but purchase and prepare food separately may qualify for their own SNAP benefits. Adult siblings living together outside of their parents’ home may also have separate SNAP benefit accounts.


After filing a SNAP application, you’ll receive a notice within 30 days stating whether or not you’ve been approved for benefits. Depending on your situation, you may also qualify for expedited benefits. If approved, your EBT card will be sent to your address loaded with your monthly benefit amount. Kentucky’s SNAP benefits are sent out over the first 19 calendar days of every month. And the day you receive benefits depends on the last digit of your case number. Here is the June schedule for Kentucky SNAP:


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