SNAP Indiana & Emergency Food Stamps

Last Updated on January 15, 2024 by Lori Pace

Participants in SNAP Indiana can access their EBT benefits by using the “Hoosier Works“, a card that acts like a bank debit card and is accepted wherever EBT is accepted.

Eligibility Requirements For SNAP In Indiana

To be eligible for SNAP you must meet these eligibility requirements:

  1. Indiana Legal Resident
  2. You can be a US Citizen, or a lawful permanent residence
  3. Provide proof of identity
  4. Follow certain income guidelines
  5. You have less than $5,000 of resources

Indiana requires that all SNAP recipients who are eligible for work must participate in at least 30 hours of approved training and employment activities per week. ABAWDs that aren’t exempt from these rules must follow special work rules. If you do not comply with these rules, benefits will be limited to 3 months in a 36-month time frame.

Income Limit For SNAP (Food Stamps) In Indiana

SNAP benefits are available to most families earning up to 130% of federal poverty level, or approximately $2,380 per month for a single mother with two children. SNAP benefits are automatically available to those who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI), or TANF.

Amount Of Benefits A Family Of Three Can Receive

The amount of monthly SNAP benefits depends on the size of the household, income and expenses. A family of three in Indiana may be eligible for up to $417 per month in SNAP benefits.

Application For SNAP In Indiana

You can apply online for benefits by visiting the FSSA Benefits Portal. Register for an account if you don’t have one. You cannot receive benefits on the same day that the application. Most applicants will be notified of the outcome within 30 days of their application.

Getting Emergency Food Stamps in Indiana

You may be eligible for “expedited SNAP” benefits in certain emergency situations if you meet certain criteria. This is usually within seven days after you apply. You can only apply for emergency SNAP if you are able to prove you have less income than $150 per month and that you have no more than $100 in cash or in your bank account.

What Is SNAP?

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The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), formerly known under the Food Stamp Program, offers food benefits, access and education in food preparation and nutrition for low-income households. The benefits, which are a type of ATM card and electronic card, can be used to purchase eligible food at authorized retail food shops.

SNAP is the largest domestic hunger safety net program. Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), a state agency that works with nutrition educators and neighborhood and faith-based groups, ensures that all those who are eligible for nutrition assistance can make informed choices about how to apply and have access to benefits. 

Lori Pace
Lori Pace

Lori Pace is a single mother of three daughters ages 7 and under. As a working mom from home, she balances kids, work and two crazy dogs with humor and love. Follow Lori as she honestly gives tips and advice based on her own experiences as a single mom!