Food Stamps Texas Requirements

by on April 28, 2010

The Food Stamp Employment and Training (FSE&T) program helps people with low incomes and resources to buy the food they need. Food Stamps benefits can be spent to purchase groceries in grocery stores and in supermarkets.

The Texas Food Stamp Program is managed by the local Texas Department of Human Service’s officers.

To get Food Stamps benefits a person must have to apply as a household. A household can be of two types:

  1. Able-Bodied Adults without Dependents (ABAWDs), who are single adult without families.
  2. Non-ABAWDs, who are with families?

The Food Stamps Texas requirements need to be fulfilled by the recipients varies in different situations. There are two main income tests for determining Food Stamps Texas eligibility. One is the Gross Monthly Income Test and the other one is the Net Monthly Income Test.

The primary one of the Food Stamps Texas requirements is the family’s income and resources must be less than the Food Stamps Program Income. Usually if a family’s resources are less than $100.00 and their monthly income is less than $150.00, they are quite sure to get Food Stamps Texas. Families, which have lower incomes than what they pay in monthly necessities, also get help from Food Stamps Texas. The amount of money a family gets though food stamps has no relation with the number of family members and the number of members do not matter on whether the family is approved to get food stamps or not.

For most adults(ages between18 and 50) who do not have a child in the home, Food stamps benefits are limited to 3 months in period of  3-years. The benefit period may be longer if the adult works at least 20 hours per week or is in a job or training program. On the other hand, some people may not have to work to get benefits, such as those who have a disability or are pregnant.

In emergencies emergency Food Stamps are given. The emergency food stamps Texas requirements are:

  • A family with resources lees than $100 and monthly income less than $150.
  • If any family have higher expense recently that its monthly income.
  • If any family have an occasional farm helper even a migrant with lower than $100 income.

Texas Department of Human Service provides a plastic card called the Lone Star Card to the Food Stamp recipients in which the recipients Food Stamp amount is issued every month. While purchasing the benefit recipients can use it just like a credit card.

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