Indiana EBT Discounts and Perks [2021 Edition]

Do you know about Indiana EBT Discounts and perks? Most Indiana Hoosier Works cardholders are not aware of the awesome benefits that come with their Card. If you have an Indiana EBT Card, your card comes with discounts and perks exclusive to EBT cardholders.

This includes discounted admission to museums, zoos, and aquariums, more than 50% discount on Amazon Prime Membership.

In addition, your Indiana Hoosier Works Card qualifies you for discounted or FREE cell phone and home internet plans. 

In this post, we are going to share with you the most exciting Indiana EBT discounts, perks, and free stuff.
"Indiana EBT Discounts and Perks"

National EBT Discounts:

Below are the discounts that are available to all EBT Cardholders across the United States, that can also be redeemed by Indiana Hoosier Works Card Holders.

Amazon Prime EBT Discount

If you have an Indiana Hoosier Works Card, you can now sign up for Amazon Prime EBT Discount and get all the great benefits that come with Prime membership, at a fraction of the cost.

The regular Amazon Prime membership is $12.99 a month. However, if you have an EBT Card, you can get Prime Membership for $5.99. That’s over 50% off the regular price.

Given that Amazon is part of the USDA pilot of vendors approved to accept food stamps online for delivery, prime membership allows you to order groceries through Amazon Pantry in certain parts of the country.

Sign up for Amazon Prime EBT Discount

If you are not sure if the Amazon Prime EBT Discount is worth it, here is a summary of the what you get with your Amazon Prime membership:

FREE, Fast Delivery on Millions of Items

With Amazon Prime membership, you get fast, free shipping on over 50 million eligible items on Amazon.com. They have also rolled out a program recently that allows people who live in certain metropolitan areas to get FREE Same-Day Delivery on over a million items and FREE 2-hour delivery with Prime Now on daily essentials and groceries.

Instantly Stream TV Shows and Movies

One of the most popular features is the instant streaming of TV Shows and Movies. Your Prime membership includes instant access to thousands of movies and TV shows at no additional cost. You can stream all these on select Smart TVs, Roku, Xbox, Amazon Fire TV, iPhones, tablets, and Android devices.

Other Benefits of Amazon Prime

  • Buy groceries online with your EBT Card through Amazon Pantry for delivery (in states where this is available)
  • Over two million songs. Thousands of playlists and stations (On-demand, ad-free music streaming)
  • Books, Magazines & More (Unlimited reading on any device)
  • Original audio series from Audible (Unlimited listening to original audio series)
  • Twitch Prime (Get free game content every month, exclusive discounts, plus loads more)
  • All your photos, together at last (Free unlimited photo storage)

Indiana EBT Discounts:

Lifeline Program

If you are currently on Food Stamps/EBT Cardholder, and your income is below a certain level, you may qualify for FREE or low-cost home or cell phone service for you or a member of your family through the Federal Lifeline Program, which serves nearly 13 million Americans.

The Lifeline program helps to lower the monthly cost of phone and internet service. Eligible customers will get at least $9.25 toward their monthly bill. You can only use Lifeline for either phone or internet service, but not both.

Discounted Cell Phone Services

Below is a list of cell phone providers that participate in the Lifeline program in the state of Indiana.

Company Name Phone
Tempo Telecom 877-822-8501
Access Wireless 866-594-3644
Assurance Wireless 888-898-4888
TerraCom Wireless 877-351-4747
Life Wireless 888-543-3620
Sage Telecom Communications, LLC 800-354-2911
enTouch Wireless 866-488-8719
Safelink Wireless 800-723-3546
Q Link Wireless 855-754-6543
American Broadband & Telecommunications 866-966-2628
Craigville Telephone Company, Inc. 260-656-3131

Discounted Home Phone Services

Below is a list of home phone providers that participate in the Lifeline program in the state of Indiana.

Company Name Phone
TDS Telecom/Tipton Telephone Company, Inc. 888-225-5837
New Paris Telephone 574-831-2176
AT&T 855-301-0355
Endeavor Communications 800-922-6677
Southeastern IN Rural Telephone Cooperative 888-550-4497
TDS Telecom/West Point Telephone Company 888-225-5837
Mulberry Cooperative Telephone Company 765-296-2885
Sweetser Telephone Company 765-384-4311
Citizens Telephone Cooperative 260-375-2111
TDS Telecom/Tri-County Communications Corporation 888-225-5837
Monon Telephone Company 800-531-7121
TDS Telecom/Communication Corporation of Indiana 888-225-5837
Geetingsville Telephone Co., Inc. 765-258-3111
New Lisbon Telephone Company 844-785-8443
TDS Telecom/Home Telephone Company of Pittsboro, Inc. 888-225-5837
TDS Telecom/Camden Telephone Company, Inc. 888-225-5837
TDS Telecom/Home Telephone Company, Inc. 888-225-5837
Hancock Telecom 317-326-3131
TDS Telecom/Communication Corporation of Southern Indiana 888-225-5837
Smithville Telephone Company 800-742-4084
Frontier Communications 800-921-8101
CenturyLink 800-407-5411
Rochester Telephone Company, Inc. 574-223-2191
Daviess-Martin County Rural Telephone 812-486-3211
Pulaski White Rural Telephone Cooperative 574-278-7121
Yeoman Telephone Company 574-965-2100
Perry-Spencer Rural Telephone 812-357-2123
Ligonier Telephone Company 260-894-7161
Northwestern Indiana Telephone Co (NITCO) 219-996-2981
Bloomingdale Home Telephone Company 765-498-1000

Internet Service

Your EBT card may qualify you for discounted home internet service under the Federal Lifeline program for low-income families and individuals. The program currently provides $9.25 a month per household toward phone or internet service.

Discounted Museums Admission

As mentioned earlier, your EBT Card gives you discounted or FREE access to museums and other great family-friendly places. We have compiled the list below for your convenience.

The Indiana Museums listed below all offer individual admission fees ranging from FREE to $3.00 to individuals and families who have an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card, and a valid form of photo ID.

The offer covers up to four individuals per EBT card, which means that if you have a family of 4, you can use your Indiana EBT card to get the special discounted rate or the free admission for all four members.

These rates are available during all normal operating hours. We advise that you call the museum first before you go – so that you can find out what their special rate is for EBT Cardholders (whether it’s free admission or $3).

Here is the list of participating Museums:

Koch Family Children’s Museum of Evansville

22 S.E. Fifth Street 

Evansville, Indiana 47708

812-464-2663

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Directions

Swope Art Museum

25 South 7th Street 

Terre Haute, Indiana 47803

812-238-1676

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Directions

Minnetrista

1200 North Minnetrista Parkway 

Muncie, Indiana 47303

765-282-4848

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Directions

Whitley County Historical Museum

108 W. Jefferson St. 

Columbia City, Indiana 46725

260-244-6372

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Directions

Fort Wayne History Center

302 East Berry Street 

Fort Wayne, Indiana 46802

260-426-2882

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Directions

Fort Wayne Museum of Art

311 E Main Street 

Fort Wayne, Indiana 46802

260-422-6467

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Directions

Indiana Access Pass for Discounted Museum Admission

Free Access Pass for Discounted Indiana Museum Admission

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis has launched a new Access Pass Program for Hooiser EBT Cardholders. The Access Pass provides low-income Indiana families with discounted $2 admission to 12 cultural attractions around the state.

Indiana Access Pass Program is 100% FREE and available to anyone that qualifies for the program. To learn more about the free Access Pass and how to get $2 admission to 12 attractions in Indiana, continue reading below.

Discounted $2 Museum Admission with Access Pass

Presented by The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, the Access Pass makes family learning more accessible.

The Access Pass provides families with $2 Admission and additional discounts to:

Access Pass Eligibility for Indiana SNAP EBT Cardholders

Families that meet the requirements listed below can visit all participating locations for just $2 general admission per family member per visit. The discounted admission is valid for up to two (2) adults and all dependent youths living in the household.

Indiana residents actively enrolled in these programs qualify:

  • Hoosier Healthwise Insurance (Indiana’s health care program for low-income families, pregnant women, and children)
  • SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)
  • TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families)

Required Documentation for Indiana Access Pass

When applying for your free Indiana museum discount pass, you will be asked to provide some documentation. This is to confirm your eligibility for the discounted museum admission.

To be eligible for the Access Pass, you must provide the following:

  • Hoosier Healthwise or Hoosier Works Enrollment Recertification Letter (must be for the current year and issued in the primary adult cardholder’s name)
  • Indiana State-issued ID Card—Driver’s License or State Identification Card (name must match the one on the recertification letter)

A verification of your Indiana SNAP, TANF or Healthcare benefits may also be accessed from the Indiana Family Social Services Administration Benefits Portal at www.ifcem.com.

Click here for a step-by-step guide on how to obtain your verification of benefits.

For more information or help on how to apply, continue reading below.

Apply for Discounted Indiana Admission

You can apply for the Indiana Access Pass for discounted admission online or in-person. To apply online, follow the instructions below.

Apply for Online for Indiana Access Pass

Here’s how to apply for the discounted museum admission access pass online:

  1. Visit the Access Pass website at childrensmuseum.org/visit/hours/access-pass
  2. Add the “Access Pass” to your cart by clicking the yellow button
  3. Complete the check-out process for your FREE Access Pass
  4. Upload photos of your required documents
  5. Click the “Submit” button

Once your request for a free Indiana Access Pass has been submitted, your application will be reviewed within five business days. After review, you will receive an email stating whether you have been approved.

Apply in Person for Indiana Access Pass

To apply in-person for the free Indiana Access Pass follow these steps:

  1. Download the Access Pass Application online here
  2. Complete the application with all of the requested information
  3. Take your completed application to any of the 12 participating attractions
  4. Bring your verification documentation
  5. Get approved and your free Access Pass instantly

Indiana Access Pass Help

If you need additional assistance or help applying for the Indiana Access Pass, visit their FAQ page or call Customer Service at 317-334-4000. Access Pass customer service is available to help you Monday through Sunday from 10AM to 5PM.

For more information on all the benefits included with your free Indiana Access Pass, check out their blog.

Indiana SNAP EBT Card Discounts

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