Emergency enhanced SNAP benefits ending


In March 2020, the U.S. government allowed the Indiana to issue emergency allotments to help Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program households during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This allowed SNAP families to receive the maximum benefit allowed based on the number of people in the household. For many Hoosiers, this meant they received more SNAP benefits than they would have under nonemergency conditions, according to a news release from the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration.

Due to the end of the state public health emergency March 3 and a recent change in Indiana law, the last month that Hoosiers will receive emergency enhanced SNAP benefits is May.

Beginning in June, the SNAP benefit amount a household receives will again, as it was before the pandemic, be based on eligibility factors — household size, income and allowable deductions.

For information on the SNAP program, eligibility requirements and how to apply, visit in.gov/fssa.

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