Latest News and Updates

Latest Updates


SNAP and Medicaid –  From The Texas Workforce Commission Website Due to COVID-19, all SNAP recipients will get the maximum amount for their household size for April and May. The April amount will be added by Wednesday, April 15. You can see the maximum monthly SNAP amounts based on family size here . If you recently applied for SNAP or Medicaid or received a notice to call us, you do not need to call us or speak to anyone to complete your application. Current SNAP and Medicaid...

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Job Seekers – From The Texas Workforce Commission Website COVID-19 Stimulus Bill Update Important Note to COVID-19 Applicants: If you have already applied for unemployment benefits, DO NOT APPLY AGAIN. TWC will determine which pandemic unemployment benefits program you are eligible for and notify you by mail or electronic correspondence. Make sure to request benefit payment on the date listed on the filing instructions we provided you when you applied, and every two weeks after that on your...

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 Employers  Tax Department – From The Texas Workforce Commission Website Due to COVID-19, the due date for the 1st Quarter 2020 tax reports and payments is extended to May 15, 2020. Due to the unprecedented amount of internet traffic on both our claimant and employer systems, PLEASE DO NOT START FILING your 1ST Quarter 2020 TAX REPORT UNTIL after APRIL 15, 2020. This will allow uninterrupted internet access for individuals filing for unemployment and help ensure employers have access...

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Effective March 1, 2020, children may accrue absences without impacting ongoing eligibility for services or provider reimbursements. TWC will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and make a future determination on when this absence policy will conclude. Providers will continue to be paid, if children are absent, or if the provider is temporarily closed due to COVID-19.Workforce development boards (Boards) are authorized to make supplemental payments to child care programs to offset lost...

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