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State Services

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 Aging and Disability Services (DADS)

DADS administers long-term services and supports for people who are aging and who have cognitive and physical disabilities.

Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS)

DARS, administers programs that ensure Texas is a state where people with disabilities, and children who have developmental delays, enjoy the same opportunities as other Texans to live independent and productive lives.

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.

Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)
The mission of the Texas Department of State Health Services is to improve health and well-being in Texas.

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