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  • News
    July 1, 2022
    The public has the opportunity to comment on the Texas’ Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) State Plan for fiscal years 2023-2025.

    Topics: Benefits, Financial

  • Pages
    SNAP food benefits are put on to the Lone Star Card and can be used just like a debit card at any store that accepts SNAP.

    Topics: Benefits, Financial, Food, Health

  • Pages
    TANF provides cash payments to help families pay for food, clothing, housing and other essentials.

    Topics: Benefits, Financial, Health

  • Pages
    The SNAP Online Purchasing Pilot allows SNAP recipients in Texas to buy food online from ALDI, Amazon, H-E-B and Walmart. This will make it easier to get food by having the option to pick it up or get it delivered.

    Topics: Benefits, COVID-19, Financial, Food, Health

  • Pages
    HHS is partnering with the Texas Department of Agriculture and the Texas Education Agency to provide school year 2021–2022 Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) benefits to eligible children.

    Topics: Benefits, Children, COVID-19, Financial, Food, Health

  • Pages
    CHIP covers children in families that earn too much money to qualify for Medicaid but cannot afford to buy private insurance.

    Topics: Benefits, Children, Financial, Health

  • Pages
    Most Medicaid services and all Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) services are delivered through health plans. If you have Medicaid or CHIP, your health plan makes sure you get the health care services you need.

    Topics: Benefits, Children, Financial, Health

  • Pages
    This page provides information about COVID-19 to Texans receiving HHS services.

    Topics: Aging, Benefits, Children, COVID-19, Financial, Food, Health, Mental Health, Reporting, Women, Complaints

  • Pages
    Pregnant women without health insurance might be able to get free health coverage during their pregnancy through Medicaid for Pregnant Women or the CHIP Perinatal program. Medicaid provides health coverage to low-income pregnant women during pregnancy and up to two months after the birth of the baby.

    Topics: Benefits, Children, Financial, Health, Women

  • Pages
    Texas Medicaid and CHIP programs provide health care services for low-income pregnant women and women with breast or cervical cancer. There are also programs for family planning services and breast or cervical cancer screening for those without health insurance.

    Topics: Benefits, Financial, Health, Women

  • Pages
    Children's Medicaid is a health care program for children in low-income families. CHIP is a health care program for children whose families earn too much to get Medicaid but cannot afford health insurance.

    Topics: Benefits, Children, Disability, Financial, Health

  • Pages
    The Texas Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) system uses the Lone Star Card to provide access to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food benefits and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) cash benefits.

    Topics: Benefits, Financial, Food, Health

  • Pages
    Texas sponsors two programs to help families pay for insurance: the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and Health Insurance Premium Payment (HIPP) program.

    Topics: Benefits, Children, Financial

  • Pages
    Whether it's SNAP food benefits on the Lone Star Card, TANF cash assistance or the Summer Lunch Program for kids, HHS is there for people who need help buying food.

    Topics: Benefits, Financial, Food, Health

  • Pages
    HHS offers cash assistance to Texans going through tough times. TANF offers cash to help pay bills, buy food and help see your family through.

    Topics: Benefits, Financial, Food