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Yourtexasbenefits Create an Account

If you are applying for benefits in Texas or have already been approved for benefits and would like to create a Yourtexasbenefits account, we can help. The Your Texas Benefits system is used by the Texas Health and Human Services Department to manage public assistance programs for individuals and families. In this post, we will provide a step-by-step process on how to create a You can use the account to apply for or manage the following benefit programs:

  • Food Stamps (SNAP)
  • TANF Cash Help
  • Healthcare (Medicaid)
  • Childrens Health Insurance Program
  • Support Services
  • WIC Food Benefits

If you are applying for benefits, there are several advantages to applying online and creating a account. There are two types of accounts you can create: Full Access or Limited Access.

With a full access account, you can use the website to:

  • Apply for and renew benefits
  • Check the status of your benefits
  • View benefit amounts
  • Report changes
  • Manage case alerts
  • View letters and forms online
  • Upload and send files
  • View Medicaid services
  • Print a Medicaid card

A limited access account means you can only use the website to:

  • Apply for benefits
  • See the status of your application

How to Create a Yourtexasbenefits Account

Step 1

Click here to be taken to the website to set up your account. You may be asked to answer some pre-screening questions before you will be taken to the account set up page to create your account. Be sure to select whether you want to create a Full Access account or Limited Access. You will then be asked to provide the following information:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Date of Birth
  • Email Address
  • Phone Number
  • Sex

" Create an Account"

" Create an Account Enter Info"

Once you are done entering the requested information, click “Next”. You will be taken to a page where you will be required to enter one or more of the following information to confirm your identity as shown below:

  • Case Number
  • Social Security Number
  • EDG Number
  • Individual Number

" Create an Account Step 2"

Once you enter one or more of this information successfully, you will be taken to a page create your account – by entering a User Name and Password. You will then have to pick security questions that will be used to identify you when necessary, especially when you have to reset your password.

"Yourtexasbenefits create account"

" Create Account 1"

Once you complete this information, click “Next”. You will be taken to a confirmation page like the one below – which lists all the services you can access with the Your Texas Benefits account you just created:

"yourtexasbenefits account confirmation"

After that, you can click on the “Log In” link at the bottom of the page to log into your newly created yourtexasbenefits account. You can then apply for benefits or manage your existing benefits, as shown in the image below.

" Login into your account"

Note that if you created a limited account, you can only apply for benefits and view the status of that application. To get the other benefits the site can offer, you have to upgrade to a full access account. You can always upgrade your account later.

The short video below explains in detail what the website has to offer and the benefit programs managed by the Texas Department of Health and Human Services. We highly recommend it.


Create Your Texas Benefits Account Summary

We hope this article on how to create a YourTexasBenefits Account was helpful.

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For more help navigating the Texas Benefits website, please call the Department of Health and Human Services customer service at 1-877-541-7905 or Call 2-1-1.

If you have additional questions about the Texas SNAP or EBT, please leave those in the comments section below. We are here to help you!

Be sure to check out our other articles about Texas Food Stamps and EBT, including:

Kwame Kuadey

Kwame Kuadey writes about personal finance and the social safety net. His career started in banking but he caught the entrepreneurial bug and has spent the last decade building successful businesses, including an Inc. 500 Company. Kwame believes everyone has the power to improve their quality of life by seeking knowledge and taking action. In 2012, Kwame founded Empower Media to help low-income households improve their financial situation. His expertise is in topics relevant to low-income households, including government benefits and assistance, banking products, access to credit, plus tools & resources to help reduce income volatility and build wealth. Kwame has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Inc. Magazine, Washington Post, ABC, and NPR.



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