The resources provided by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), known as food stamps in Texas, are deposited on an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card. This card operates similarly to a debit card and allows you to purchase food at authorized establishments that participate in the program. This resources are aimed to tackle food insecurity in the Lone Star State.
The SNAP benefit distribution dates in Texas for September 2023 are associated with both the last digit of the Eligibility Determination Group (EDG) and the approval date. For recipients whose food stamps were approved before June 1, 2020, benefits will be delivered in the first 15 days of each month, depending on the last digit of their EDG number.
September SNAP Benefits Payment Dates in Texas
To find the payment date of your SNAP benefits, you will need to locate your EDG ending number on the approval notification documents or in program-related correspondence. As for the benefit amounts, in Texas, the average payment per member is $179 per month. The maximum amounts that are sent depend on the size of the household, as well as other income factors and other requirements. The maximum for an 8-person household, for example, is $1,691 a month.
Now that you have your EDG number, find your payment date in the next list:
- EDG termination at 0: Benefits available on September 1
- EDG termination at 1: Benefits available on September 3
- EDG termination in 2: Benefits available on September 5
- EDG termination in 3: Benefits available on September 6
- EDG termination in 4: Benefits available on September 7
- EDG termination in 5: Benefits available on September 9
- EDG termination on 6: Benefits available on September 11
- EDG termination in 7: Benefits available on September 12
- EDG termination on 8: Benefits available on September 13
- EDG termination on 9: Benefits available on September 15
The maximum in SNAP benefits you could claim in Texas in September 2023
For the month of September 2023, the SNAP program provides varying benefit amounts based on the number of members in a household. For a single-member household, the maximum benefit is $281, while a two-member household can receive up to $516. Families with three members are eligible for a maximum benefit of $740, and those with four members can receive $939.
Larger households benefit as well, with a five-member family receiving up to $1,116, and a six-member household qualifying for a maximum of $1,339. Further, a seven-member family can receive up to $1,480, and an eight-member household is eligible for a maximum benefit of $1,691.
If your family is in need, and you think you qualify, go to the official website YourTexasBenefits.com, part of the Texas Health and Human services, or call at call 2-1-1, from a local phone.