Indiana SNAP residents to receive maximum benefits during coronavirus pandemic
More than 152,000 Indiana households will receive additional SNAP benefits beginning next week.
The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration said “the additional funds from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program are intended to provide support for Hoosiers during the coronavirus pandemic.”
It’s part of the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which gives states the option to provide households with the maximum SNAP allotment. Households that are not currently receiving the maximum benefit will start getting it. Households already receiving the maximum allotment will not receive additional benefits.
Here’s the breakdown:
As of February 2020, nearly 560,000 people received benefits.