Help with Food Stamps

What Is SNAP?

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly called food stamps, is a federal program that provides extra money for groceries each month for qualified households. SNAP benefits are deposited onto an EBT card that can be used at most grocery stores and farmers markets.

SNAP table

Income guidelines are valid through September 30, 2023. HHSC determines eligibility on a case-by-case basis.

Need help completing a new or renewal SNAP application? We can also help you apply for other government benefits including Medicaid, CHIP, TANF, Healthy Texas Women, and Medicare Savings Program.

  • Call our Help Line Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 1-855-366-3401
  • Email us at
  • Fill out our interest form in English or Spanish.

Visit the Your Texas Benefits website to create a secure account and complete your application. You can also make changes to an existing account.

  • Proof of identity (for everyone in the household)
  • Proof of income
  • Bank statements (two months)
  • Documents for immigration status
  • Rent or mortgage information
  • Medical costs
  • Dependent care expenses
  • Child support payments

Call 1-800-777-7328 to request a replacement.

Call 2-1-1 or access your account through the Your Texas Benefits portal.

Did you know you can receive things like diapers, and more? Call 2-1-1 or visit Enter your ZIP code in the box below and search for free and reduced-cost services like medical, food, housing and more in your area.

Your Rights Against Discrimination

The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal and, where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, whether all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a civil rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form,  or visit any USDA office, or call 866-632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Ave., S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax 202-690-7442 or email at

For any other information dealing with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) issues, persons should either contact the USDA SNAP Hotline Number at 800-221-5689, which is also in Spanish, or call the State Information/Hotline Numbers.