Food Stamp Benefits Going Out Early Due to Government Shutdown

The government shutdown means next month’s food stamp benefits are going out early.

Normally, Indiana has a staggered schedule for food stamps. Benefit cards are loaded over the course of 19 days, but February’s money will be issued all at once next Saturday, because on Sunday, federal funding runs out.

About 14,000 Hoosiers have applications still pending.

The state says they need to get everything in by Monday to be sure it’ll get processed in time.