AUSTIN — The Texas Health and Human Services Commission will provide approximately $204 million in emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food benefits for the month of January as the state continues its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Greg Abbott reported Thursday.

Recipients will also see an additional 15% increase in their total benefits in January due to recently passed federal legislation.

“Thank you to the U.S. Department of Agriculture for extending these benefits and increasing the amount of benefits that Texas families will receive,” he said. “These emergency SNAP benefits continue to help put food on the table for many Texas families throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Beginning in January, recipients will receive a 15% increase in their total benefits, which will continue monthly until June 2021. The additional 15 percent increase and the emergency allotment amount should appear in recipients’ accounts by Jan. 23.

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