Now that food stamps are being funded under a new bill here in the great state of Texas that was sent out by Governor, Greg Abbott, more Texans could qualify for food stamps. This new bill in Texas raises the cap on how much family vehicles can be worth while still allowing someone who has a low income to receive a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program also known as SNAP.

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The eligibility for this particular program is nationwide and is usually based on how many people are present in the household, citizenship status, and income base. Families could find her selves of being disqualified in Texas, because of how much their vehicle is worth. According to Feeding Texas Support over 10,000 households were denied SNAP benefits in the great state of Texas because of the value of a vehicle in 2019.


Remember conversations like this? "Hey, can you stop at H-E-B on the way home and grab some chicken and bread?" "Sure, need anything else?" "Yeah, but it can wait a few days." Now I imagine planning a trip to the grocery store feels like preparing for urban exploration at Chernobyl. I care for a parent whose lungs took a beating from pneumonia a couple of years ago, so I've been relying on grocery delivery and help from friends to keep her safe, disinfecting everything that comes into the house. I dread the day I have to make a trek out because I worry about bringing something home to mom. Hand washing and sanitizing what we buy are great ways to stay safe and healthy, but when you care for a relative who's particularly at risk, no amount of rational thinking can quiet that little voice of doubt in the back of your mind.
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The vehicle itself again for a very long time in Texas, definitely played a part in seeing if you could receive the SNAP benefits. The new law of having a car in Texas could now be a nonfactor which is very beneficial to Texans that are less fortunate. For people who are not familiar with the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program also known as SNAP, it is a program that provides food benefits to low-income families to supplement their grocery budget so they can afford the nutrition food essentials for health and well-being. There are a lot of Texans, who feel that this particular program is definitely essential that is needed especially in low-income homes. For more information about the SNAP program click here.

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