The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as the Food Stamp Program, is a federal program that provides food purchase assistance to people with low or no income. In Indiana, the Department of Human Services has updated its online eligibility system, making it easier than ever to apply for SNAP benefits. With a single request, you can now apply for food assistance, child care, cash and medical benefits. To apply for SNAP benefits in Indiana, you must first create an account on the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration website.
You will need to provide your name, address, phone number and email address. Once your account is created, you will be able to log in and complete the application process. When completing the application, you will need to provide information about your household size, income, assets and expenses. You will also need to provide proof of identity and residency.
This can include a driver's license or state ID card, Social Security card or birth certificate. Once you have completed the application process, you will receive a notice from the Department of Human Services informing you of your eligibility status. If you are approved for SNAP benefits, you will receive an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card in the mail. This card can be used to purchase food at participating stores.
If you have any questions about applying for SNAP benefits in Indiana, contact your local Department of Human Services office or call the toll-free customer service line at 1-800-403-0864.