The stimulus bill includes a bump in SNAP benefits. Here’s what that means for Hoosiers.

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Indy Star on 1/5/2020 by Holly V. Hays

The federal stimulus bill signed by President Donald Trump includes additional funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that will provide a temporary boost for families struggling with food insecurity.

Beginning Jan. 1 and running through the end of June, those receiving SNAP benefits will see an increase of 15% in the maximum amount they can receive.

One local advocate said this increase will help more Hoosiers, including those who were left behind by previous measures.