In Texas, SNAP payments are distributed through the use of a card known as a Lone Star Card. Similar to EBT cards used in other states, this card can be redeemed in the same manner that a credit card or debit card would be accepted at any store that accepts SNAP benefit payments.
The Lone Star Card can be used to purchase fresh goods, vegetables, dairy products, meat, and poultry products at participating retailers. Lone Star cards can also be used to purchase garden seeds for citizens of Texas.
This SNAP, on the other hand, cannot be used to:
- Purchase a pack of cigarettes.
- Purchase alcoholic beverages.
- Purchase items that you will not be able to consume or drink.
- Make a payment on any outstanding meal bills.
In Texas, most people between the ages of 16 and 59 are required to follow work rules in order to receive SNAP benefits, which means that they must actively seek employment or participate in an approved work program in order to qualify.
If the individual already has a job, he or she is not permitted to quit without a valid cause while still receiving SNAP benefits.
Benefits are distributed over a 15-day period, commencing on the first of the month and depending on the last digit of your Eligibility Determination Group (EDG) number, starting on the first of the month.
Please contact the Lone Star Help Desk at 800-777-7328 if you have any questions or issues. You can also use the shop locator to discover a participating grocery store in your area by clicking here.
Here’s when you may expect to receive your Lone Star Benefits for February:
EDG # ends in Benefits available
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