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Indiana SNAP recipients to receive maximum benefit amounts

More than 152,000 Indiana households will receive additional Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits beginning Sunday.
In this April 24, 2019, file photo a customer shops for bananas at a Walmart Neighborhood Market in Levittown, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — More than 152,000 Indiana households will receive additional Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits beginning Sunday.

The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration made the announcement Friday morning in order to help Hoosiers obtain food and support for their families while Indiana responds to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act gives states the option to provide SNAP household with the maximum SNAP allotment, which is based on household size.

SNAP households not currently receiving the maximum allotment will receive additional benefits, bringing their allotment amount to the maximum. Households already receiving the maximum benefit will not receive additional benefits.

Below is the amounts per household size with the maximum benefit:

  • 1 — $194
  • 2 — $355
  • 3 — $509
  • 4 — $646
  • 5 — $768
  • 6 — $921
  • 7 — $1,018
  • 8 — $1,164
  • Each additional person — add $146

Indiana SNAP recipients receive their benefits via electronic benefit transfer according to a schedule based on the first letter of their last name. Each month, distribution starts on the 5th and concludes on the 23rd.

SNAP provides food assistance to low and no income people and families living in the U.S.