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From Indiana Family and Social Services Administration

Jennings County Middle School (JCMS) would like to make all of our families aware of important information about the following pandemic-related emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.

In March 2020, the U.S. government allowed the state of Indiana to issue “emergency allotments” to help SNAP households during the COVID-19 pandemic. This allowed SNAP families to receive the maximum benefit allowed based on the number of people in the household. For many Hoosiers, this meant they received more SNAP benefits than they would have under non-emergency conditions.

Due to the end of the state public health emergency on March 3, 2022, and a recent change in Indiana law, the last month that Hoosiers will receive emergency enhanced SNAP benefits is May 2022.

Beginning in June 2022, the SNAP benefit amount a household receives will again, as it was before the pandemic, be based on eligibility factors – household size, income, and allowable deductions.

For more information on how the benefit amount changes during and after the pandemic, more information on the SNAP program, eligibility requirements, and how to apply, visit Indiana Family & Social Services Administration.