A-720, New Texas Residents

Revision 20-1; Effective January 1, 2020

All Programs

A person cannot participate in more than one state in any month.

When an applicant recently received benefits in another state, verify the last month the benefits were issued.

The following links may be used as resources to contact agencies in other states to verify that a new Texas resident's benefits have ended in another state.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Agencies:

HSS staff can find the National Directory of SNAP Agencies on The LOOP.

Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Agencies:


Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Agencies:


Medical Programs

New Texas residents may receive overlapping Medicaid coverage. See A-822, Medicaid Coverage for New State Residents, to determine the correct medical effective dates (MEDs) for these persons.


Residents in an approved shelter for battered persons may participate twice during the month of application if they participated first with the person who abused or threatened them with abuse.