If you are looking for Food Stamps, Medicaid (adult or children), CHIP,
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) information, have a question, or
need to find out how to apply for these benefits, please dial 2-1-1. After
choosing a language, choose option 2. You can also visit the website
If you are applying with US Citizenship and Immigration Services to become a Legal
Permanent Resident ("Green Card") and need state documentation about your
"Public Charge and Receipt to Public Benefits,"
please click here.
Please note that a copy of your state-issued award letter, such as your child's Medicaid approval letter, serves as valid documentation.
Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)
HHSC provides leadership and direction for the delivery of health and human services
in Texas. HHSC has oversight responsibilities for the designated health and human
services agencies, as well as administering certain programs such as Medicaid,
Children's Health Insurance Program, Medicaid waste, fraud, abuse investigations
and many other social services.
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS)
DFPS provides protection for children, adults who are elderly or have disabilities
living at home or in state facilities, and licensing group day-care homes,
day-care centers, and registered family homes. The agency also manages
community-based programs that prevent delinquency, abuse, neglect and
exploitation of Texas children, elderly and disabled adults.