What is the Texas Simplified Application Project (TSAP)?

TSAP provides Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food benefits to Texas households where all household members are either older adults (age 60 and older) or people with disabilities. Benefit amounts are based on income and household size.

How to Apply:

Apply online at YourTexasBenefits.com, visit a local Texas Health and Human Services office or call 2-1-1 (after selecting a language, choose Option 2).

When applying, documents to have on hand include copies of medical bills or pharmacy statements, pension award letters, retirement or disability income statements or letters, and current bank statements.

Need Assistance Applying?

If you need application assistance, please reach out to a Feeding Texas network food bank near you and ask to speak with a Social Service member.

How is TSAP different from regular SNAP food benefits?

The TSAP application is shorter, and recipients are certified for three years rather than six months. If a person is eligible, they don’t have to do an interview when it’s time
to renew.

To be eligible for TSAP, you must meet all of the following criteria:

  • All members of your household (people who currently live with you) are age 60 or older, or receive disability payments (regardless of age), or are a combination of both.
  • No household members currently receive earned income (income from working).
  • No member of your household receives SNAP benefits under the SNAP-Combined Application Project (SNAP-CAP).

Already receiving SNAP benefits?

When renewing your benefits, HHS will automatically determine if you’re eligible for TSAP. For more information, visit hhs.texas.gov/tsap or call 2-1-1 (after selecting a language, choose Option 2).