Indiana families to receive maximum SNAP benefits during pandemic

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Indiana Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, recipients will begin receiving the maximum benefit amounts beginning this Sunday.

The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration says the additional funds are intended to help Hoosiers obtain food, and support their families, during the coronavirus pandemic.

Households already receiving the maximum benefit will not receive additional funds.

Maximum amounts per household size are as follows:

Number in SNAP household 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


The option to provide households the maximum benefit is made available in each state by the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

All new applications authorized in April will also receive the maximum allotment.

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Tina C. April 3, 2020 at 3:51 pm

I am disabled and on disability, and currently on snap. I received a letter today from them ( FSSA of Indiana ) and instead of a raise to my $81 amount, they are decreasing the amount to $79 as of April 1. I only receive $ 802 a month. With having to buy extra items for sanitizing, and extra money for higher priced paper goods ( cheaper one’s always OUT ) I am indeed struggling!! I don’t understand why they say their raising the benefits and then in a letter I received today, the amount instead is lowering. The offices are closed, and I don’t know who to ask about this problem, other than to leave a comment here. I worry all the time about what is happening, and now I have more to worry about. 😢

Thor April 3, 2020 at 9:30 pm

The poor in America are not truly poor. They may be inconvenienced but they are not poor to the rest of the world.

When you have no phone, no car, no cable/satellite TV, and then can’t prioritize food talk to me about poor. When you’re looking for a handout and you’ve got all the first world perks you are not disadvantaged, you’re something else.


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