Food, health care and other benefits can be applied for with Your Texas Benefits online. These benefits are generally made to those who have low-income or need temporary assistance due to a national disaster such as a hurricane. Your Texas Benefits allows a user to apply for benefits, obtain forms and documents, find a benefits office in your location, renew benefits and find out if you might qualify for benefits. The site is really simple to use and is brought to you by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. When applying for any benefits please have the following information on hand: a state issued ID card, Social Security, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), or pension benefit letters, proof of military service if you were in the military, Immigration status (Resident card, arrival/departure form), child support information, proof of income, medical expenses, net worth information, rent expenditures and any current loans you are paying on.
Benefit programs include SNAP (aka food stamps), cash assistance for needy families and health care to help cover the cost of medical bills such as bills for doctors, hospitals, and medicines. Health Care programs also include Children’s Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (aka CHIP), help for pregnant woman and Medicaid. All benefits can be applied for online, in person, by mail or by fax. Please mail all claims by mail to: HHSC, PO Box 14600, Midland, TX 79711-4600. If you choose the fax your claim please send it to 1-877-447-2839. If you’re the type of person who prefers to do things in person please stop by your local benefit office. To find an office in your area please call 2-1-1.
The most common type of benefit is the SNAP program for food stamps. Your eligibility for food stamps will be based on your answers to questions like: ”Is anyone a migrant worker or seasonal farm worker?”, “Is the total amount of money that everyone has today $100 or less?”, “is the total amount of money everyone will have this month to be less than $150?” and is the amount of money you have going out to pay bills greater than the amount of money coming in. You pretty much have to be really poor in order to qualify for SNAP. If you have any questions or concerns about the application please call 1-877-541-7905 or stop by your local office.
Your Texas Benefits online: www.yourtexasbenefits.com