Posted November 17, 2018 06:23:53 The Texas Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (DCAWS) says it is expanding food stamps to a new program in the state of Texas.
The DCAWS announced that all eligible food stamp recipients will be able to receive the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) on November 18, 2018, which will replace a temporary program that ended on January 1, 2019.
The change will allow SNAP recipients to receive a weekly payment of $5.50 and receive an extra $5 in the form of a “food stamp supplement”.
This supplement is intended to provide a more comprehensive food assistance program for Texans.
DCAHS said that food stamp assistance will be extended to all households earning less than $75,000 per year, including households earning up to $50,000.
However, SNAP recipients will need to apply for and receive the supplemental food assistance.
The SNAP program was originally created in the 1970s, when President Lyndon Johnson was re-elected in 1968 and introduced the first state food stamp.
The federal government then took over the program in 1977.
Since then, the federal government has provided about $1.3 trillion in food stamps and food assistance benefits to households in the U.S. The program is also administered by the federal Department of Health and Human Services, which administers it.
A full list of recipients can be found on the DCAws website.
SNAP recipients are required to live in the same household for the entire 12 months that they receive the assistance, according to the DSA.
However they can receive up to three weeks of food assistance if they meet certain requirements, including having at least two dependents.
The government has said that it will not stop people from receiving SNAP if they have children, a condition that is not currently covered by the state’s SNAP program.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.