What Is The Food Stamp Income Limit In Texas?

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Texas Food Stamp Limit: What Is The Max Amount I Can Make And Get SNAP?

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

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 the Texas SNAP income limit according to household size.

Texas Food Stamps Income Limits 2023

The income limit for food stamps will vary according to household size. For a household of 1, you can make no more than $1,869 per month. The food stamp limit for a family of 3 would be no more than $3,167 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 food stamp benefit chart for 2023 that lets you know what is the maximum income to qualify for Texas food stamps.

Household Size Monthly Income Limits For Texas Food Stamps 2023
1 $1869
2 $2518
3 $3167
4 $3816
5 $4465
Each additional person.  $649

In addition to falling under the Texas SNAP income limits above, you will also need to meet other SNAP benefits Texas eligibility criteria to receive food assistance. This includes living in Texas and falling below gross income limits, net income limits, and asset tests. 

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 $281. If your home has eight people, the highest total amount of SNAP benefits that you may receive is $1691.

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 $281
2 $516
3 $740
4 $939
5 $1116
6 $1339
7 $1480
8 $1691
Each additional person.  $211

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.

How To Determine If You Fall Under Texas Income Limits

You can use a Texas food stamp calculator tool to estimate whether or not you qualify for SNAP benefits and learn how much you could receive each month. 

If you are unsure if you fall below the Texas income limit, you can use this tool to determine if it’s worth applying for benefits. This is not an official Texas Health and Human Services tool, but it is still useful. You simply enter your monthly income, household size, and list your exemptions to get an estimate of how much monthly SNAP benefits you could receive. 


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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12 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.

  4. Sandra Reply

    Hi there, I am 52 years old and disabled, I have a disability check that I get once a month in the amount of $1885 after all bills are paid I still go negative in my checking account in the amounts of $300-$400 because of doctors bills, travel to my appointments, medications and other personal items needed because of my disability. I got snap and when I was renewing it I came across the TSAP so I applied for that on either the 19th or 29th of April and it still shows just “sent online” and my renewal app still shows in “review”. I know my income is considered high but you also have to account for things like an MRI I’ve got to have for my next neurosurgeon appointment and without insurance I’m supposed to pay $1595.00. So as the government can see sometimes making more than the “qualified” income I still need food, medical and other help. Your thoughts please? I really need help.

    • Nick Bryant Post authorReply

      Hi Sandra one reason some people get denied food stamps is because they don’t list all the deductions. Monthly prescriptions and medical costs that you have are typically included in deductions that will lower your gross income. If you simply list your monthly income without deductions like the amount of money you pay for your gas bill water bill mortgage and prescriptions you may not qualify for food stamps. You can use the Texas food stamp calculator to enter your monthly income, your household size, and any deductions that you have and this tool will let you know if you qualify for food stamps and if so how much you could get a month. Again that tool is called the Texas food stamp calculator.

  5. Marissa Reply

    We are a family of 9 gross income is $6320 when we applied wic told us we would qualify for ebt but we’re denied said our gross is to high for a family of 9 should be gross 5000k you kidding me? We work just to pay for everyone else to qualify make it make sense

    • Nick Bryant Post authorReply

      Hi Marissa sometimes people get denied food stamps if they don’t Add all of their deductions. Deductions are things like your gas bill water bill your rent mortgage and money that you pay for medications. All of these things help to reduce your gross income to help you fall under those income limits. Two suggestions:

      1. Check out this guide that will list some of the deductions that can lower someones gross income 2 a level to where they may qualify for food stamps in Texas
      2. Use the Texas food stamp calculator to enter your monthly income and household size to see if your household will qualify for food stamps. Keep in mind the Texas food stamp calculator is not an official tool of Texas Health and Human Services so even if it does say that you will qualify that’s not an official word. This tool can be used to give you an idea of whether or not applying for food stamps is worth the time and effort period

  6. Osiris Gonzalez Reply

    I recently back in June renew my food stamps case but for some reason they received my info by the next day of my due date.. Then they gave me another day witch was July 5 . I provided everything checks stubs light bill rent receipts car paymnt etc.. So me earning @1700 a month for a family of 2 including myself they denied my case? So i called again and they told me i needed to provide more info witch i did until they decide if they reopen my case? But then the lady tells me to submit the last pay stub and just in case for plan B to ReApply!! If i reapply i will loose my July benefits? What should i do??? Should i wait or ReApply because day go by and i just dnt get a awnser 🙁

    • Nick Bryant Post authorReply

      First consider using the Texas food stamp calculator to see if you qualify for snap benefits. You can input your monthly amount and deductions like the light bill that you mentioned and the food stamp calculator will let you know if you could potentially qualify for food stamps and how much you will receive each month. Regarding whether or not you should reapply I can’t answer that. I would say it’s best to talk to Texas Health and Human Services to see what they think the best answer is. But again use the Texas food stamp calculator to see if you qualify for food stamps and to see how much you could receive each month. Hope that helps!

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