How Do You Apply for My Texas Benefits Online?

The online application for Texas benefits is available at, according to the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. To apply for benefits online, the applicant must log in by clicking the You Need to Login link located under the Apply for Benefits heading on the home page.

First time users can click the Set Up Account link to create an online profile, notes HHSC. The first screen displayed inquires whether any of the applicants receive state benefits. If the answer is yes, then a prompt appears advising the applicant to click the link to set up a user account online.

If the answer is no, the next Web page instructs the applicant to select from the list of available benefit programs, indicates HHSC. Options include food benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and cash assistance through the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program. Health insurance options include Medicare savings programs, Medicaid, the Children's Heath Insurance Program and long-term care services. After the applicant selects the desired benefits programs, a link appears prompting the applicant to set up a user account online.

On the Set Up Your Account web page, the applicant enters personal information, creates a username and password, and answers three security questions, explains HHSC. After the user account is set up, the applicant can complete the benefits application online. The information required for the application varies based on the type of benefit.