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To qualify for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), applicants must meet certain non-financial and financial requirements. Non-financial requirements include state residency, citizenship/alien status, work registration and cooperation with the IMPACT (job training) program. Financial criteria include income and asset limits.

The asset/resource limits are $2,000 per household except for households containing a member who is disabled or age 60 or older; then the limit is $3,250. Assets include bank accounts, cash, real estate, personal property, vehicles, etc. The household's home and surrounding lot, household goods and personal belongings and life insurance policies are not counted as assets in the SNAP program.

All households (except those with elderly or disabled members) must pass a gross income test (130 percent of poverty) to qualify for SNAP benefits. The gross income is per household size and based on the gross monthly income received by all household members. Click here for SNAP income limits.


In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, the Indiana Division of Family Resources is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, political beliefs, or disability.


To file a complaint of discrimination, write to: USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free 1-866-632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339; or 1-800-845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


To apply for SNAP benefits, please CLICK HERE and select your county for details.