(SSI) or Supplemental Security Income
Used to support disabled children and adults who qualify based on income.
Phone Number: 1-800-772-1213 Website: www.socialsecurity.gov
Medicaid Benefit questions & Application for services
Medicaid and Medicaid Buy-in Phone Number: 1-877-541-7905 or 2-1-1 can connect you to your local Medicaid office
Medicaid Website: www.yourtexasbenefits.com
Medicaid Buy-In website: http://www.hhsc.state.tx.us/help/healthcare/MBIC.shtm
(WIC) or Women Infants Children
A federal nutrition program that helps pregnant women, new mothers, and young children in low income families.
Phone Number: 1-800-942-3678 Website http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/wichd/
MTP or Medical Transportation Program
Provides non-emergency rides to Medicaid Medical visits.
Phone Number: For the Dallas area, call 1-855-687-3255. For anywhere else, call 1-877-633-8747 (1-877-MED-TRIP).
A program that pays that pays eligible families back for their premiums of having private insurance and Medicaid.
Phone Number: 1-800-440-0493 Website: www.GetHIPPTexas.org.
(SNAP) or Food Stamps
Provides families with low incomes a “Lone Star Card” with an allotted amount of money each month to buy food and necessities.
Phone number: 1-877-541-7905 or 2-1-1 Website: www.yourtexasbenefits.com
CAS or Community Services Attendant
An in-home attendant that can help children and adults with personal tasks.
Phone Number: 2-1-1 Website: https://www.dads.state.tx.us/services/faqs-fact/cas.html
A state wide and funded program that can link you to information and services within your community. There is always an operator to direct your call the appropriate resource or list of resources for your individual needs.
Phone Number: 2-1-1 Website:www.211Texas.org