Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides food assistance to low and no income people and families living in the United States (U.S.). It is a federal aid program administered by the Food and Nutrition Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), however, distribution of benefits occurs at the state level. In Indiana, the Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) is responsible for ensuring federal regulations are initially implemented and consistently applied in each county.
SNAP Frequently Asked Questions (updated August 2016)
This program is designed to raise the nutritional level of low income households. It enables low-income families to buy nutritious food through Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards. To apply for benefits, please click here and select the county that you live.
- Where do I apply?
- Who is eligible?
- Income limits
- When will eligible households receive benefits?
- How is SNAP used?
- How to check your SNAP balance
- Screening tool
- Reinstatement of work requirements for able-bodied SNAP recipients without dependents
- The right to appeal
- USDA Nondiscrimination Statement