(Washington, D.C.) – Indiana’s food stamp program is set for a bonus from the federal government.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Indiana’s food welfare program cut erroneous benefits by nearly two-thirds in 2010. The payment error rate in 2009 was 7.13 percent, but the number fell to 2.6 percent in 2010.
As a result, the state's program will receive a $1.65 million bonus.
Indiana was fined in 2009 for its high number of mistakes in its food stamp program.
Over 800,000 Indiana residents received food stamps in 2010 with an average monthly benefit of $133.