What Is The Food Stamp Income Limit In Texas?

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What Is The Food Stamp Income Limit In Texas?

In this guide, I will explain what the food stamp income limit is in Texas.

In order to qualify for SNAP benefits, you must fall below certain income guidelines. Texas food stamps are only available to low-income families and the income qualification is based on specific income guidelines.

How much money your household can make will be determined by the number of people living with you…

Essentially the more people that you have to feed each month, the greater your earnings can be.

In this article, we will break down what the Texas SNAP income limit is according to household size.

What Are The Texas Food Stamp Income Limits?

The income limit for food stamps will vary according to household size. For a household of 1, you can make no more than $1,775 per month. The food stamp limit for a family of 3 would be no more than $3,020 of income per month. 

Your family’s gross income must be less than a certain amount to qualify for SNAP benefits. Your household size and monthly income are used to determine if you qualify for this Texas food assistance program.

Below is a table that lets you know what is the maximum income to qualify for Texas food stamps.

Household Size Monthly Income Limit For Texas Food Stamps
1 $1775
2 $2396
3 $3020
4 $3644
5 $4268
Each additional person.  $625


What Is The Max Amount Of Food Stamps In Texas?

If you do qualify for food stamps in Texas, you may be wondering how much you can receive each month. Your maximum amount of monthly food stamps is also determined by household size.

The maximum amount of Texas food stamps you can get will depend on your household income size. The maximum monthly SNAP benefit for a one-person household is $250. If your home has eight people, the highest total amount of SNAP benefits that you may receive is $1504.

The maximum amounts that you may receive for Texas food stamps are shown in the chart below.

Household Size Maximum Month Food Stamp Benefits In Texas
1 $250
2 $459
3 $658
4 $835
5 $992
6 $1190
7 $1316
8 $1504
Each additional person.  $188


How To Get Emergency SNAP Benefits

To get emergency food stamps in Texas, you will need to complete Section B of the Texas SNAP application. If you’re applying for food stamps in Texas, be prepared to answer a few questions. In this section, you’ll learn whether or not you qualify for emergency food assistance. Texas Health and Human Services may give you food stamps within 24 hours if you qualify.

Emergency Food Stamps Texas

To receive emergency food stamps in Texas, you must still complete the standard food stamp application. Section B of the food stamp application will ask you a series of questions to see if you qualify for food stamps that can be awarded in 24 hours. The following are some of them:

  • Are you a migrant or seasonal farmworker?
  • Do you have $100 or less in cash or in the bank and you expect to earn less than $150 this month?
  • Your housing or utility bills are more than your cash, bank accounts, and the income you think you will earn this month?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may receive food stamps the next day.

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How To Apply For Texas Food Stamps

There are a few different ways to apply for SNAP benefits in Texas, as follows:

  1. Apply online at Your Texas Benefits.
  2. Call the Texas Health and Human Services phone number at 877.541.7905.
  3. Visit a Texas food stamp office.
  4. Download a SNAP benefits application (Spanish Texas food stamp application) and mail it to Texas Health and Human Services.


To qualify for this Texas food assistance program you will need to fall below the food stamp income limits. An income limit establishes the maximum amount of money that you can make and still be eligible for food stamps in Texas.

The chart above in this article shows you how much money you can make in relation to your household size. The more people in your household, the higher your monthly income can be.

Simply stated, your eligibility for Texas SNAP benefits will be based on a calculation of these two factors:

  • Your monthly income
  • The number of people in your household

For questions about SNAP income limits in Texas, it’s best to contact them directly by calling 877.541.7905 or visiting the Your Texas Benefits website.

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6 thoughts on “What Is The Food Stamp Income Limit In Texas?

  1. Sarah Reply

    This information is either old or untrue. My daughter makes less than those amounts you state. She is a single mother of a 3 year old. She has zero father help. So what does she do? Goes gets the best job she can with no education, she has car payment, insurance, phone bill, and rent and utilities. She makes $1600/month and you tell her she qualifies for $29/month in snap benefits. What a joke! Make it make sense? Why do I have to get another job to make sure my daughter and grandson can eat without going homeless?

    • Nick Bryant Post authorReply

      Hi Sarah, just make sure with those bills like phone, utilities, car payment, etc, that she is listing those as deductions when applying for food stamps. There is a gross income that you must first qualify for. After that your net income is determined by how much your deductions reduces the gross income. If you do not list every deduction, its possible to not qualify for the full amount of SNAP that you are entitled to. Try using this food stamp calculator. It’s not an official tool of Texas Health and Human Services but you can use it as another way to gauge whether or not she can qualify for SNAP benefits.

      Calculator >> https://www.snapscreener.com/screener?state=TX

  2. Tracy Reply

    Does the net income figure into snap benefits or just gross? Currently I have a loan that I took out from my 401k for home repairs, and they deduct the loan payments from my paycheck, lowering my net takehome pay. Does that affect the amount of food stamps I get? When the loan is paid off my net income will go up, but I could take out another loan for more home repairs that are needed, so the effect on food stamps may play into my considerations.

    • Nick Bryant Post authorReply

      Hi Tracey,

      You MAY be able to use that as a deduction. Doing so digging on the Texas Health and Human Services website and I found the following:

      A—1429.1 Allowable Shelter Costs
      Revision 15-4; Effective October 1, 2015

      Allowable costs include:

      Rent, mortgage payments, and other continuing charges leading to ownership of the property, such as mandatory maintenance and homeowner association fees, are allowed.


      Costs to repay a loan are allowable shelter costs only if the lender places a lien on the property as a result of the loan. The loan may be for home repair/improvement or for purposes unrelated to the home, but the payments due are considered a mortgage if the loan results in a lien on the property.

      According to this, you may be able to deduct those costs if not paying the loan would result in a lien on the property.

      I don’t work with Texas Health and Human Services, so it may be best to speak to someone at 211 or a food stamp office to verify this.

      One other suggestion is to use this Texas Food Stamp Calculator to plug in all your monthly expenses and deductions to see if you might qualify for food stamps and if so how much you might receive?

  3. Sara Reply

    Are we going to get the $2000 in summer pebt like last year?

    • Nick Bryant Post authorReply

      Right now the P EBT program is still operating, but I’m uncertain about the amount you would receive. They are sending out letters to state whether someone is eligible for P EBT (and how much) from April to as late as July. That letter will state whether or not you will get the $2000.

      If you haven’t already call Texas Health and Human Services’s P EBT number at 833.442.1255 and they can clear up some of this. You can also visit the P EBT webpage on the Texas Health and Human Services website. There are lots of questions answered there.

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