Applying for Benefits

How to Apply

Fill out an online application

You can apply for the following types of programs on YourTexasBenefits.com:

  • SNAP food benefits
  • Medicaid
  • Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
  • Medicare Savings Programs
  • TANF cash help
  • Women’s health services
  • Long term care services

After you go to YourTexasBenefits.com:

  1. Click on the "Apply" tab and click "Apply Now."
  2. Log in or create an account.

Visit a Community Partner

You can get free help applying for HHSC benefits by visiting a Community Partner in your area.

Call us at 2-1-1

If you need help applying for benefits, call toll-free 2-1-1 or 1-877-541-7905. After you pick a language, press 2. Staff can help you Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Fill out a paper application

If you can't use YourTexasBenefits.com, you can print the form and fill it out by hand.

You will need to mail us a signed and dated copy of the form.

If you want to print an application from your computer or have one mailed to you:

  • Go to YourTexasBenefits.com. Click on "Get a Paper Form" at the bottom of the page. Click "Download" to print or click “Send by Mail” for forms you want mailed to you.

    OR

  • Call toll-free 2-1-1 or 877-541-7905. After you pick a language, press 2. Staff can help you Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.