The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, bases the amount of its benefits on the number of people it will serve. Texas, like every other state, increases the amount with each eligible person. The amount is automatically added to a benefit card each month for as long as the applicant is eligible for SNAP.
As of April 2015, the monthly maximum amount for a single applicant was $197. For two people, the amount was $357. A family of three could get up to $511, four $649, and five $771. The cap increased incrementally for each additional family member beyond five.