What Is The Maximum Amount Of Food Stamps You Can Get In Texas?

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What Is The Maximum Amount Of Food Stamps You Can Get In Texas?

“What is the maximum amount of SNAP benefits can I get in Texas?” This is a question that many people ask themselves. The maximum amount of SNAP benefits in Texas you can receive will depend on your income and household size. In this article, we will break down how to calculate maximum food stamps for individuals and households in Texas, as well as what other resources are available for those who need help with their grocery bills.

Increase In Monthly Food Stamps

SNAP recipients received a 27% increase on average in food stamp benefits. This increase was implemented in the month of October. The numbers for the maximum amount of monthly food stamps seen in this article will reflect this food stamp increase. What this means is prior to the increase in food stamps a family of four could expect a maximum of $680 in food stamps per month. Now, with President Biden’s increase, that same family of four would receive $835 per month.

Editor’s Note: If you would like to know how to get the maximum amount of food stamps in Texas read our guide titled 4 Ways To Increase Your Monthly Food Stamp Benefits. This guide will explain the concept of the “food stamp algorithm” and how it plays a part in determining how much/or little you get in SNAP benefits.

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What Is The Max Amount Of Food Stamps In Texas?

The maximum amount of Texas food stamps you can get will depend on your household income size. For example a 1 person household, the max is $250. If you have 8 people in your home the maximum amount of SNAP benefits is $1504. Below is a food stamp benefit chart for Texas that shows you the maximum amounts that you can receive for the SNAP program.

Household Size Maximum Monthly 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

Texas Food Stamp Income Limits

To receive SNAP food benefits your family household must fall below a specific gross income. Your household size and monthly income combined will 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

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. The answers in this section will signal to Texas Health and Human Services if you qualify for emergency food stamps. If you do qualify, THHS can award you with food stamps in less than 24 hours.

Emergency Food Stamps Texas

Again to get emergency SNAP benefits you will need to complete the regular food stamp application. In Section B they will ask a series of questions that are used to determine if you qualify for expedited food stamps in Texas. Those questions are:

  • 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 answer yes to any of these questions, you could receive food stamps by the next day.

How To Apply For Texas Food Stamps

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

  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.


If you need assistance and wonder “how much food stamps will I get in Texas” the SNAP maximum benefits can be calculated by looking at your household size and monthly income. The maximum amount of food stamps in Texas for individuals is $250, while the maximum SNAP benefit amount for households with 8 people or more is $1504. You can use the chart above to learn about the specific amount that you will receive according to your household size. There is also a chart to let you know if your household income falls underneath the income limits. For questions about SNAP benefits, it’s best to contact them directly by calling 877.541.7905 or visiting the Your Texas Benefits website.

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2 thoughts on “What Is The Maximum Amount Of Food Stamps You Can Get In Texas?

  1. Debra Trantham Reply

    We are Two people in Waco Texas that the food Stamp Office is giving $26.00 a month to in Snap Benefits, and it’s very wrong we are both retired and make $2086 together a month, two people that make $2396 get $459.00 a month, we should be getting the Max amount of $459.00! How can I appeal this very wrong decision ? $26.00 is very ridiculous! I would very much appreciate a quick answer.
    Thank you,
    Have a Blessed Day

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