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Indiana food stamp distribution dates being changed

Posted on Dec. 9, 2013 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on Dec. 9, 2013 at 6:47 p.m.

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana residents receiving food stamps will begin receiving their monthly benefits on new dates under a state law approved earlier this year.

Officials with the state Family and Social Services Administration said Monday that they will begin spreading out the dates when the more than 900,000 residents enrolled in the program receive their benefits. But the amount each person receives will remain the same.

Currently, residents receive their benefits during the first 10 days of each month, divided by the first letter of their last name. But the new system will deliver benefits to one group every other day from the 5th day of the month through the 23rd.

The new calendar will go into effect after a one-month transition period beginning in January.