The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program SNAP, or Indiana Food Stamp Program, provides food assistance to low-income and no-income individuals and families living in the state. It is a federal aid program administrated by the Food and Nutrition Service of the US Department of Agriculture. In Indiana, the Family and Social Services Administration FSSA, is responsible for making certain that federal regulations are initially implemented and consistently applied in each county.
Eligibility for Food Stamps in Indiana
To qualify for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program SNAP, applicants must meet specific non-financial and financial requirements.
-Non-financial requirements include state residency, citizenship/alien status, work registration and cooperation with the IMPACT job-training program.
-Financial criteria include income and asset limits.
Eligible households that are not currently certified to receive SNAP and will have a monthly gross income of under $150 and less than $100 in cash, checking, savings in the month of signing up for assistance, or have monthly housing costs that exceed their gross monthly income and cash/checking/savings for the month of application, will receive benefits within seven days from the date of application. Other households will receive notification of determination within thirty-days from the date of their application.
For further up-to-date information go to the Indiana Food Assistance Program website.