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Emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits have been extended for December.  

A news release from Governor Greg Abbott’s office notes the funding should hit SNAP accounts by the end of the month.  

The emergency benefits were approved by the United States Department of Agriculture and are distributed by the Texas Health and Human Service Commission.  

The amount of benefits to be received vary by family size. All SNAP households will receive at least $95 in emergency allotments.  

“As Texas families gather to celebrate the holidays this month, this will provide some comfort to them with these additional funds to help them buy nutritious food,” said Texas HHS Access and Eligibility Services Deputy Executive Commissioner Wayne Salter.  

Texas has granted emergency allotments to SNAP households every month since April 2020.  

SNAP is a federal program that provides food assistance to eligible low-income families and individuals in Texas, the news release notes.  

Those interested can apply or check on SNAP and Medicaid benefits at YourTexasBenefits.com or use the Your Texas Benefits mobile app.  

Ellysa Harris, Muleshoe Journal

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