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What is the SNAP (Food Stamp) Program?

Authored By: Texas Department of Human Services
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The SNAP food benefits (used to be called food stamps) helps people with low incomes and resources buy the food they need for good health. SNAP benefits are given to a single person or family who meets the program?s requirements. HHSC sends a renewal application to a family getting SNAP before the end of each benefit period. Most benefit periods last for 6 months but some can be as short as 1 month or as long as 3 years.