State Changes Distribution Schedule for SNAP Benefits

Families who receive SNAP, or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, benefits will need to adjust their grocery shopping schedules. The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration is changing the dates on which the benefits will be received. January of 2014 will serve as a transition month for the program, with the changes to be fully implemented in February. State officials stress that benefit amounts are not changing. The only change is the date on which benefits are applied to the Hoosier Works EBT card. Previously payments were made during the first 10 days of the month. However, a change to state law will spread payments from the 5th to the 23rd of each month, on odd days. More information about the change is available online at