Texas Benefits


Texas Comprehensive Energy Assistance Program (CEAP) funded by Texas Department of Housing and community Affairs (TDHCA) assists with paying energy expenses. The program only assists households with low-income to pay their energy bills and maintain their cooling and heating systems.

Food Stamps (SNAP)

Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) helps the residents of Texas feed their families after they pay for child care, utilities and other services and are left with little or no money. The program will provide SNAP benefits to eligible families through a Lone Star Card, which works like a debit card.


Texas Medicaid provides medical coverage to needy families through state and federal funding. People looking to qualify for the program will have to meet certain eligibility criteria. The program intends to provide health benefits to low-income families living in the state of Texas. Applicants will have to find nearest office of Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC).


Texas Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provides health insurance for children who don't qualify for Medicaid but their families earn too little to afford private insurance. Children of legal immigrants living in Texas can also get health insurance through CHIP.


Texas Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) provides necessary cash help for financially troubled families living in Texas. Eligible families will receive monthly cash aid as well as Medicaid benefits. The program provides benefits to needy children as well as their parents, if they are living with them. If children are living with relative caretakers, TANF program will provide aid to such caretakers as well.


Texas Unemployment Insurance Program is the federally-funded and state-supervised program created to offer financial help to workers who are unemployed (fired or laid off) through no fault on their own. The state of Texas not only provides financial assistance to eligible individuals, but also job seeking assistance and counseling.


Texas Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) provides free of cost weatherization services to income eligible households in Texas. Weatherization services offered through WAP help low-income households reduce their fuel dependency and make their homes more energy efficient.