House Bill Raises Asset Limit for SNAP Eligibility

Last week, the House passed SB 154 with a vote of 97-0! This bill raises the asset limit for SNAP eligibility to $5,000 from $2,250, which will increase the number of Hoosiers receiving this essential food supplement and allow those already on it to save for life’s eventualities on the path to self-sufficiency. This bill also requires FSSA to look at the costs of positive errors, meaning benefits that were granted when they should not have been. When SNAP benefits are granted to someone who does not actually qualify, those individuals have to pay back the money. This bill requires FSSA to submit a report of the projected amounts that individuals receiving SNAP benefits would be required to repay using the actual amounts from Jan-Sept, 2018.

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