Texas EBT Deposit Dates for 2021
If you live in Texas and would like to find out when your food stamps or cash assistance payment will be deposited onto your Lone Star Card EBT account, you’ve come to the right place. We have listed below the Texas EBT Deposit Dates for 2021.
This Post Will Cover:
- Food Stamps Deposit Schedule in Texas
- Texas EBT Deposit Dates for 2021
- What Time your Benefits will be Deposited?
- What to do if you didn’t Receive your Food Stamps
- Which Grocery Stores Accept Texas EBT for Delivery?
- How to get Free Cell Phone With Texas SNAP Benefits
Food Stamp Deposit Schedule in Texas
Once you are approved for Texas SNAP benefits (or Food Stamps), the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHS) will send you an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) Card in the mail via USPS.
The Texas EBT Card is a debit-like card that is used to access your monthly food stamp benefits.
Your Texas SNAP EBT Card can be used to purchase groceries and approved food items at stores and markets.
Furthermore, since 2020, Texas EBT Cards can now be used to purchase groceries online.
See details below for a list of grocery stores that are participating in Texas EBT shopping online for pickup and delivery.
In Texas, food Stamps Benefits are deposited on EBT Cards from the 1st of the month to the 15th of every month.
To find out what day you can expect to receive your SNAP benefits on your Texas EBT Card, check out the Texas EBT Deposit Dates for 2021 below.
Texas EBT Deposit Dates for 2021
Your Texas EBT Deposit Date varies based on the last digit of your EDG Number.
If you cannot locate your EDG Number, you can find it by logging into YourTexasBenefits online account or on your Texas SNAP Approval Letter that you received in the mail.
If you still do not have your Texas EDG Number, please contact your Texas HHS caseworker.
Here is the Texas SNAP EBT Deposit Schedule for 2021:
|If the Last digit of your EDG Number is||Benefits are deposited on the|
|0||1st of the month|
|1||3rd of the month|
|2||5th of the month|
|3||6th of the month|
|4||7th of the month|
|5||9th of the month|
|6||11th of the month|
|7||12th of the month|
|8||13th of the month|
|9||15th of the month|
Once your benefits are deposited into your account, you can begin using them with your Texas EBT card to purchase eligible food items.
What time will my Texas EBT Benefits Be Deposited?
Your Texas food stamps are deposited into EBT account on your scheduled deposit date every month.
SNAP benefits are available the next day after they are entered into the system if the benefit is for the past month or the current month.
If you do not see the benefits deposited into your account by noon the day after your scheduled date (weekday), then your benefits have stopped.
Keep reading below to find out possible reasons why your EBT benefits may have been discontinued and what you should do.
I Did Not Receive My Texas Food Stamps This Month
If you did not receive your Texas food stamps deposit on your EBT Card this month, there may be a reason for that.
In fact, there are three possible reasons why you didn’t receive your monthly SNAP EBT deposit.
3 Reasons You Didn’t Receive your Food Stamps
Here are the reasons why you may not have received your Texas SNAP benefits this month:
Reason #1 – You didn’t Renew your Benefits
The first reason may be due to failure to renew your benefits on time or submit renewal documentation on time.
You must turn in this recertification application and be interviewed before the end of your certification period to continue receiving SNAP.
In many counties, you can complete this recertification application online.
For help in completing your recertification, contact your local HHS office.
Reason #2 – You didn’t meet the Work Requirements
The second reason may be due to the fact that you are classified as an Able-Bodied Adult without Dependents, also known as an ABAWD.
According to the Texas HHS, the food stamps program only allows you to receive SNAP benefits for 3 months, every 3 years unless you meet certain work requirements.
If you qualify as an able-bodied adult and do not have children or dependents or a job, your 3-month time period may have expired.
Reason #3 – You have been flagged for Fraud
The third reason may be that your food stamps benefits have been cut off due to suspicion of fraud on your Texas SNAP EBT account.
If you think your Texas SNAP account has been flagged for food stamps fraud, please contact your local HHS office.
They will be able to help you find out why your benefits did not come through this month. To locate the nearest HHS office, click here.
Which Grocery Stores Accept Texas EBT for Delivery?
As of August 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
As you can see above, you can purchase groceries online for home delivery using your Texas EBT card at Amazon and Walmart.
See our post on how to use your EBT Card to shop on Amazon.
Texas HHSC today announced the launch of a statewide pilot program allowing SNAP recipients to purchase groceries online at participating retailers for curbside pickup or delivery starting Wednesday. Learn more: https://t.co/VA651N0mlV pic.twitter.com/Uh7fQNuYzm
— Texas HHSC (@TexasHHSC) May 12, 2020
For more details on this, see our post on Where to Buy Groceries Online with SNAP EBT.
Free Cell Phones With Texas SNAP Benefits
Lifeline Service is part of a program that was created by the government to provide discounted or free phone service to income-eligible people.
How to Get Lifeline Phone
There are three steps to getting a Lifeline phone in Texas.
Step 1: Qualify for Lifeline Program
If you participate in one of the following federal assistance programs, you may be eligible for the Lifeline phone program.
Participation by you or someone else in your household in one of the following federal assistance programs meets the eligibility requirements:
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also called Food Stamps
- Medicaid (Medicare is not acceptable)
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- Veterans and Survivors Pension Benefit Program
- Federal Public Housing Assistance (Section 8)
Step 2: Choose a Lifeline Provider
You have to apply for Lifeline through a Lifeline phone or internet provider in your state. Scroll down below to see the list of Lifeline providers in Texas.
Step 3: Apply for the Lifeline Program
Ask your Lifeline provider for a Lifeline application. You will need the following information to apply:
What documentation do you need?
Here’s what you need to apply:
- Government Issued Photo ID or Driver’s License.
- One (1) Eligibility Document (like your program award letter)
Lifeline Cell Phone Providers in Texas
Scroll down below to see the Lifeline program providers in Texas.
The list for each state is divided into Cell Phone Providers and Home Phone Providers.
You can choose which program to take advantage of, based on your home situation.
However, you can only participate in one program per household.
This means that your lifeline benefits can be used to either get a cell phone service or a home phone.
Cell Phone Services
Below is a list of cell phone providers that participate in the Lifeline program in the state of Texas.
|West Central Wireless||325-944-9016|
|Q Link Wireless||855-754-6543|
|Panhandle Telecommunications Systems||800-562-2556|
Home Phone Services
Below is a list of home phone providers that participate in the Lifeline program in the state of Texas.
Texas EBT Deposit Schedule Summary
Here’s the bottom line:
Food Stamps Benefits are deposited onto EBT Card accounts from the 1st to the 15th of every month.
However, when your payment is deposited depends on the last digit of your EDG Number.
If you did not receive your EBT benefits for the month, it could be due to several reasons.
The best course of action is to contact your local HHS office for more information about why you did not get your benefits.
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Lastly, be sure to check out our other articles about Texas SNAP & EBT, including:
How to Check the Balance on Texas EBT Card
What you can buy with EBT Card
Texas EBT Card Guide
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