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Unemployment insurance offers temporary financial assistance to employees who are out of work or partially out of work through no fault of their own. Benefits are available for up to 26 weeks.
Texas SNAP helps low-income families with cash assistance to buy the food they need for a nutritionally adequate diet. Eligibility is limited to families at or below 130% of the poverty line.
Administered by the state of Texas, Texas Public Educational Grant (TPEG) provides assistance to students with financial need who are seeking a first Bachelor’s degree, a graduate degree or professional degree.
Towards EXcellence, Access and Success Grant (TEXAS Grant) is state-funded need-based grant awarded to Texas students who are working on their first undergraduate degree, contingent upon the availability of state funds.
Texans recovering from Hurricane Harvey is eligible for disaster food benefits through Disaster SNAP, or D-SNAP in short. D-SNAP provides short-term food benefits for eligible families recovering from a disaster in 39 eligible counties.
In Texas, TANF serves only very poor families with children. An adult without children is not eligible to receive cash assistance. Families who receive cash assistance must actively seek employment or participate in work activities.