Federal waiver for SNAP work requirements expiring soon

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By: Krystal Vivian kvivian@953mnc.com

Some Hoosiers who receive food stamps will soon have to prove that they are working or in a state approved employment or training program to continue receiving food stamps.

A federal waiver granted in 2009 allowed adults without dependents to receive money through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, without having to meet the work requirement, but that waiver is expiring soon, according to 95.3 MNC’s news partners ABC 57.

The state requires that able-bodied adults age 18 to 49 with no dependents to work an average of 20 hours a week, participate in a state-approved employment or training program for 20 hours a week or a combination of both in order to receive SNAP assistance. 

All participants in SNAP program must register and set an in-person interview with IMPACT, Indiana’s jobs program, in order to be qualified, ABC 57 reported.

To find out when your deadline is, contact the Family and Social Services administration or call 800-403-0864.