If you are applying for assistance in Texas or have already been approved for benefits and would like to create a YourTexasBenefits account, we can help. In this article, we will provide you with step-by-step YourTexasBenefits create account instructions.
Your Texas Benefits is the online application used by the Texas Health and Human Services (HHS) to manage assistance programs for individuals and families.
By the end of this article, you will have successfully created a yourtexasbenefits.com online account.
If you already have an account and need help logging in, read our detailed YourTexasBenefits Login Guide.
In this article, we will cover:
- Benefits of YourTexasBenefits Account
- How to create a YourTexasBenefits Account
- YourTexasBenefits Mobile App
- Texas Food Stamps FAQs
Benefits of Your Texas Benefits Account
Currently, the YourTexasBenefits website supports the following Texas assistance programs:
- Food Stamps (SNAP)
- Medicaid Health Care
- Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
- Cash Assistance for Families (TANF)
- WIC Food Benefits
A YourTexasBenefits account is the easiest way to apply for assistance benefits in Texas.
In addition, you can also use a Your Texas Benefits account to:
- Submit an Application
- Check the status of your Benefits Application
- Report changes to your case
- Renew your Benefits
- Print a Medicaid Card
- Upload Verification Documents
- Use the Your Texas Benefits Mobile App to manage your case
To find out how to create YourTexasBenefits online account, continue reading and follow the instructions below.
YourTexasBenefits Create Account Instructions
To find out how to create YourTexasBenefits account, follow the step-by-step instructions below:
Step 1 – Visit YourTexasBenefits Website
The first step when creating YourTexasBenefits account is to visit the website at yourtexasbenefits.com.
Once you are on the homepage, you will need to locate the “Log In” button. It is usually located at the top of the site (see image below).
Next, click on the “Log In” button to proceed with the process.
Step 2 – Locate the Create Account Link
After that, you will see a pop-up on the page – like the one shown below.
Locate the link that says, “Create a New Account.” Click the link to continue.
For help, please refer to the screenshot below:
Step 3 – Provide your Personal Information
First, you will be asked some personal information.
You will be required to enter the following information to create Your Texas Benefits online account:
- First Name
- Last Name
- Date of Birth
- Phone Number
- Email Address
- Mailing Address
- Social Security Number
- Case Number (if applicable)
The first set of information is shown below:
Once you have filled out all the requested information, click the blue continue button, as shown below.
Step 4 – Confirm your Information
After that, you will be taken to a new page with a summary of the information you provided.
Review the information and if everything looks good, click the blow “Confirm Now” button to proceed.
If you need to make changes, click the “Edit” button instead.
Step 5 – Create YourTexasBenefits Username and Password
Once you have confirmed the information you entered, you will be taken to the page below, where you create YourTexasBenefits username and password.
This information will be used when you complete YourTexasBenefits login and access your benefits.
Select a username that you will remember. Your username must be between 8 and 40 characters and should not include any symbols.
Next, create your password. Your password must be between 8 and 32 characters, include at least 2 numbers, and should not be the same as your username or have the same character more than three times in a row.
Step 6 – Select your Security Questions
After that, you will be asked to set-up your account security questions.
These will be used in the case that you forget YourTexasBenefits account login information.
Select your security questions, enter the CAPTCHA code and click the “Next” button to proceed as shown below.
Step 7 – Confirm Your Identity
Next, you will be taken to a page like the one below where you will be provided with questions to prove your identity.
These are questions pulled from credit bureau and public information databases that only you will know the answer to.
Answer the questions and click the “Next” button to proceed.
Step 9 – View YourTexasBenefits Account
Once you have successfully confirmed your identity, you will be taken to a page where you will be asked to enter YourTexasBenefits password.
After you have entered the password, you will be taken to your account page, as shown below.
This is your confirmation that you have successfully created a YourTexasBenefits account.
YourTexasBenefits Mobile App
Now that you have a YourTexasBenefits online account, you can manage benefits directly from your smartphone.
The YourTexasBenefits App is for people currently enrolled in food stamps, Medicaid, CHIP, or TANF.
You can manage and view your cases anytime you want – right from your phone.
Plus, use the app to take a photo and send files, like a copy of your paycheck.
Download the YourTexasBenefits for Apple or Android smartphone devices.
Texas Food Stamps FAQs
Check out the answers to the most frequently asked Texas food stamps questions:
Who can apply for Texas SNAP?
SNAP is a federal program that provides food assistance to approximately 1.4 million eligible low-income families and individuals in the state of Texas.
In order to be eligible for SNAP benefits in Texas, individuals/families cannot exceed a certain monthly income based on their family size.
Additionally, most people age 16 to 59 must meet work rules to get SNAP benefits.
Work rules mean a person must look for a job or be in an approved work program.
Also, if the person has a job, they can’t quit without a good reason if they want to continue to receive SNAP benefits in Texas.
Furthermore, most adults age 18 to 49 with no children in the home can get SNAP for only 3 months in a 3-year period.
However, they can get SNAP benefits longer if the person works at least 20 hours a week or is in a job or training program.
Lastly, some adults might not have to work to get benefits, such as those who have a disability or are pregnant.
How much will I receive in Texas SNAP Benefits?
Once you are approved for Texas food stamps, you probably want to know how much in benefits your household will get on a monthly basis.
Due to a law signed by President Biden in August 2021, Texas Food Stamps’ maximum benefits will increase by 25%.
This increase will be effective from October 1, 2021, through September 30, 2022.
You can use the table below to find out how much your household will get in maximum benefits for your household size.
The Texas food stamp increase went into effect on October 1, 2021.
|Maximum SNAP Benefit Amount by Household Size for 48 States & D.C.|
|Effective October 1, 2021 – September 30, 2022|
|Household Size||Maximum SNAP Benefit Amount with 25% Increase|
|Each Additional Household Member:||+$188 per person|
To find out exactly how much you can receive in Texas SNAP benefits, use our Texas Food Stamps Calculator.
What can you purchase with Texas SNAP?
Your Texas Food Stamps can be used to buy any food or food product that is produced for human consumption.
The exception to this is hot foods or lunch counter items prepared or heated in the store.
In addition, Texas Food Stamps benefits cannot be used to buy non-food items like soap, toilet paper, shampoo, alcoholic beverages and tobacco, vitamins or medicines, and pet food.
However, you can use your Texas Food Stamps EBT Card to purchase seeds and plants for use in home gardens to produce food.
Get the complete list of what you can buy with Texas food stamps.
Can you shop with Texas EBT Card online for Delivery?
As of October 2021, you can use your Texas EBT card to make purchases online for pick-up and/or Delivery at the following grocery stores:
- Brookshire’s Food and Pharmacy
- FRESH by Brookshire’s
- Joe V’s Smart Shop
- Spring Market
- Super 1 Foods
Find out all the places where you can shop with Texas EBT Card.
YourTexasBenefits Account Summary
We hope this post on the YourTexasBenefits Create Account Instructions was helpful to you.
If you have further questions about Texas EBT Card or SNAP benefits, please let us know in the comments section below.
Be sure to check out our other articles about Texas Food Stamps and Texas Lone Star Card, including: