The food stamp program for Indiana is part of the SNAP plan and is provided by The Family and Social Services Administration of Indiana. The food stamp program follows regulations that are similar to other states within the area and provides assistance to low income families who need help with affording food for themselves and those in their household. It is designed to help those who need it the most. The benefits provided by this program are available on a monthly basis and are delivered to individuals by the use of an EBT card. To learn more about this program and what it has to offer, you can visit the site for the Indiana Food Stamp Program provided below. There are numerous requirements that must be met in order to ensure that individuals get the assistance that they need and that fraud is kept at a minimum.
Benefits for this program can be applied for using the internet. The application process varies depending on what county you live in. There are numerous counties listed on the main website, therefore, you have to click on your county in order to access the correct application. Clicking on the “Apply for Benefits Online” link that follows will lead you to begin the process. You will need to provide general information yourself, such as your identity, social security, address, income, and assets. Follow up interviews will be used to assess your eligibility and gain more information about your circumstances. If you do not make much income on a monthly basis and you have three or more people in your household, it’s likely that you are going to qualify. You can learn more about eligibility on the Family and Social Services Administration site. In most cases, you will be provided with an interview and you will have to provide proof of your identity and the claims that you listed during your application process. This is used to determine your eligibility and any benefits that may be relevant to your household.
The amount that you receive and will be assessed on depends on your overall household size. Applicants have to meet the financial and non-financial requirements. The non-financial requirements feature residing in the state, having citizenship, alien status, cooperation with the IMPACT program, and work registration. Your financial requirements is based on your income and assets. The asset limits are set to $2000 for the household, unless there is a member that is elderly or disabled, in which case it’s raised to $3250. The gross income is also based on the size of your household and gross monthly income. There is a chart of these requirements linked on the site. If you are approved, you will be given an EBT card that you can use as cash at locations that are accepting SNAP. You can find these locations by using the SNAP retailer locator on the federal website.
For more information about getting SNAP benefits in the Indianapolis, Indiana area visit some of the following links.
Food Stamp Program – http://www.in.gov/fssa/dfr/2691.htm Indiana Counties List – http://www.in.gov/fssa/dfr/2999.htm Indianapolis, Marion County – http://www.in.gov/fssa/dfr/3147.htm Family and Social Services Administration – http://www.in.gov/fssa/dfr/3099.htm Gross Income Chart – http://www.in.gov/fssa/dfr/3097.htm DFR Directory of Local Offices – http://www.in.gov/fssa/dfr/2999.htm All Marion County Locations: Marion County North 2620 Kessler Blvd. E. Dr., Suite 100 Indianapolis, IN 46220-2891 Telephone/Fax: 1-800-403-0864 Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. ZIP codes 46216, 46220, 46226, 46235, 46236, 46240, 46250, 46256, 46260, 46268, 46278 Marion County Central 3266 N. Meridian St., Suite 400 Indianapolis, IN 46208-5839 Telephone/Fax: 1-800-403-0864 Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. ZIP codes 46202, 46204, 46205, 46208, 46222, 46228 Marion County East 1213 N. Arlington Avenue Indianapolis IN 46219-3202 Telephone/Fax: 1-800-403-0864 Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. ZIP codes 46201, 46218, 46219, 46229, 46239, 46259 Marion County West 5610 Crawfordsville Rd., Suite 500 Indianapolis, IN 46224-3715 Telephone/Fax: 1-800-403-0864 Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. ZIP codes 46113, 46214, 46217, 46221, 46224, 46225, 46231, 46241, 46234, 46254 Marion County South 3906 Madison Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46227-1312 Telephone/Fax: 1-800-403-0864 Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. ZIP codes 46107, 46203, 46227, 46237