Because of a law passed earlier this year by the Indiana General Assembly, the date on which recipients receive their benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly called Food Stamps) will be changing beginning in January of 2014. The benefit amount will not be changing, just the date each month that clients receive the benefits on their electronic benefit transfer (EBT) or Hoosier Works card.
In order to help transition to the new payment date, the following schedule was developed to phase in the new dates with prorated issuance in the month of January:
- In January 2014, recipients will receive half of their benefits on their EBT card on their current date. They will receive the other half of their benefits on their new date later in the month.
- In February, and every month after that, they will receive the full benefit amount on the new date later in the month.
Dates are based on the first letter of each recipient’s last name.
You can find additional information, register to receive an email reminder, search by last name to get the new disbursement date, watch a brief video, and find flyers and posters in English and Spanish at SNAP.in.gov. We have also included information on our website at https://feedingindianashungry.org/find-a-foodbank/snap-benefit-disbursement-will-change-january-2014/.