INDIANAPOLIS--Hoosiers in more than 152,000 Indiana households will get additional SNAP benefits beginning Sunday.
The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration says the additional money from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), more commonly known as the Food Stamp Program, is meant to help Hoosiers and their families get the food and support they need while Indiana responds to the coronavirus.
The federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act gives states the option to provide SNAP households with the maximum SNAP allotment, which is based on household size.
The numbers break down as follows:
Number in SNAP household Maximum benefit
Each additional person Add $146
SNAP households already not getting the maximum amount will get the maximum amount.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program provides food assistance to low and no income people and families living in the United States. In February 2020, 559,600 Hoosiers from approximately 253,658 households across Indiana received SNAP benefits.