Houston Senior Public Services
Advocate Senior Legal Clinic provides the resources for Senior public services programs. Seniors and Grandparents who support their grandchildren can ulities through the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. The purpose of this is to provide an overview of the most used programs in Houston and statewide.
This is not an exhaustive list, but rather is is meant to provide an overview. Each Senior and Grandparent issues are different from the other.When you choose Advocate Senior Legal Center, we will conduct a needs assessment.
#SNAP Food Benefits
The SNAP food benefits (used to be called food stamps) helps people with low incomes and resources buy the food they need for good health.
SNAP benefits are given to a single person or family who meets the program’s requirements. HHSC sends a renewal application to a family getting SNAP before the end of each benefit period. Most benefit periods last for 6 months but some can be as short as 1 month or as long as 3 years.
The TANF block grant is administered by state, territorial and tribal agencies. Citizens can make application for TANF at the respective agency administering the program in their community. The federal government does not provide TANF assistance directly to individuals or families.
The purpose of Medicaid in Texas is to improve the health of people who might otherwise go without medical care for themselves and their children. Medicaid is different in every state. HHSC’s Medicaid Office is responsible for statewide oversight of the Texas Medicaid Program.
Each one of the above mentioned programs has areas of concentrations to assist Seniors. These can range for housing assistance to savings plans. Again, this is NOT all programs available.
Contact our office and we will assist you in finding the right program for your Senior!
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