Indiana SNAP recipients will begin receiving maximum benefit amounts next week

Statewide—The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration announced that more than 152,000 Indiana households will receive additional Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits when April distributions begin this Sunday. The additional funds are intended to help Hoosiers obtain food and support for their families while Indiana responds to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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. SNAP households that are not currently receiving the maximum allotment will receive additional benefits that bring their allotment amount to the maximum. Households already receiving the maximum benefit will not receive additional benefits.