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SNAP Replacement Benefits Available for Some Residents in East Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott Says

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SNAP replacement benefits in East Texas. (Photo: CNET)

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced that SNAP replacement benefits can now be claimed by residents in East Texas affected by the winter storm.

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SNAP replacement benefits in East Texas. (Photo: CNET)

SNAP Replacement Benefits in East Texas Application

Several residents in some counties in East Texas are now eligible to claim their SNAP replacement benefits because of food lost due to the winter storm. The Texas Health and Human Services announced that they already received federal approval.

In a published article in MSN News, those who need SNAP replacement benefits need to dial 211 and they only have until Feb. 28 to claim. Meanwhile, Gov. Greg Abbott said, “Prolonged localized power outages may have spoiled food for Texas families across our state during last week’s ice storm.”

He also added, “I thank HHSC for ensuring Texans impacted by this winter weather are able to apply for replacement SNAP benefits so that they can keep fresh, healthy food on the table.”

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Counties Qualified for SNAP Replacement Benefits

According to a report published in CBS19, the following East Texas counties are qualified to file and claim their SNAP replacement benefits:

  • Anderson
  • Cherokee
  • Franklin
  • Freestone
  • Henderson
  • Hopkins
  • Hunt
  • Leon
  • Rains
  • Red River
  • Smith
  • Van Zandt
  • Wood

On the other hand, those who are not living in the counties listed above but want to file for SNAP replacement benefits will have to request within 10 days after finding their food lost due to winter storm.

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