A-750, Temporary Visits Out of Texas

Revision 15-4; Effective October 1, 2015

TANF and Medical Programs

Individuals do not lose their residence status when they temporarily leave Texas.

An individual can be absent from Texas for any length of time. Advisors must review the situation every three months to determine the individual's intent to maintain Texas residence. The individual must reasonably explain:

  • the purpose for leaving Texas,
  • the intent to return to Texas, and
  • which state the individual claims residency in.

An individual is a resident of Texas unless there is substantial, factual evidence that proves otherwise. When the advisor determines that the individual is no longer a resident, the individual is denied.


A person is not eligible for SNAP in Texas for any month the individual is out of Texas the entire month.