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Gov. Abbott, HHSC Announce Federal Approval for SNAP Benefit Replacements for Hurricane Hanna Disaster Counties

August 4, 2020

Gov. Greg Abbott today announced that Texas HHSC received federal approval to automatically provide replacement benefits for SNAP recipients for food lost or destroyed due to Hurricane Hanna in six of the impacted counties.

HHS in the News

August 4, 2020

HHS in the News features news stories and articles about the positive impact the Texas Health and Human Services Commission provides Texans through its programs and services.

Gov. Abbott, HHSC Extend Flexibilities for Medicaid, CHIP Providers During COVID-19 Response

July 30, 2020

Gov. Greg Abbott announced that HHSC is extending flexibilities to Medicaid and CHIP recipients and providers through Oct. 23, 2020, as the state continues to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gov. Abbott, HHSC Announce Extension of Emergency SNAP Benefits for the Month of August

July 30, 2020

Gov. Greg Abbott announced that HHSC will provide approximately $185 million in emergency SNAP food benefits for the month of August as the state continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gov. Abbott, HHSC Extend Deadline for Pandemic Food Benefits for Families Affected by COVID-19 School Closures

July 28, 2020

Gov. Greg Abbott announced that HHSC is extending the application deadline for the federal Pandemic-Electronic Benefit Transfer program to August 21 to ensure eligible families have more time to apply for this one-time food benefit.

Gov. Abbott Names Cecile Young Executive Commissioner of HHSC

July 27, 2020

Gov. Greg Abbott today named Cecile Young executive commissioner of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.

Gov. Abbott, HHSC Encourage Medicaid, CHIP Providers to Apply for Federal COVID-19 Relief Funds

July 24, 2020

Gov. Greg Abbott and HHSC urge eligible Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program providers to apply for federal COVID-19 relief funds before the August 3 deadline.

Gov. Abbott, HHSC Announce Extension of Automatic SNAP Renewals During COVID-19 Pandemic

July 24, 2020

Gov. Greg Abbott announced that HHSC has received federal authority to extend certifications by six months for SNAP recipients whose benefits are up for renewal in July and August.

HHS in the News

July 15, 2020

HHS in the News features news stories and articles about the positive impact the Texas Health and Human Services Commission provides Texans through its programs and services.

Kerrville State Hospital Art Contest Fosters Community

July 10, 2020

At a time when patients at the Kerrville State Hospital are quarantined from each other, Jaimie Peterson is using art to bring them together emotionally.