Applying for Benefits

How to Apply

Fill out an online form

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 for families

After you go to YourTexasBenefits.com:

  1. Click on the "Apply for benefits" box.
  2. Set up an account.
  3. Fill out the form.
  4. Send the form to us by clicking a button at the end of the form.

Visit a Community Partner

You might be able to get free help applying for HHSC benefits by visiting an organization 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 a form from your computer:
If you want forms mailed to you:

You can either:

  • Go to YourTexasBenefits.com. Click on “Get a paper form” at the bottom of the page. Then scroll down to “Ask to have the forms mailed to you.”

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  • 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.