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.
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:
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.
|Sage Telecom Communications, LLC||800-354-2911|
|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.
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
Swope Art Museum
25 South 7th Street
Terre Haute, Indiana 47803
1200 North Minnetrista Parkway
Muncie, Indiana 47303
Whitley County Historical Museum
108 W. Jefferson St.
Columbia City, Indiana 46725
Fort Wayne History Center
302 East Berry Street
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46802
Fort Wayne Museum of Art
311 E Main Street
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46802
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:
- Conner Prairie Interactive History Park
- Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art
- Indiana Historical Society
- Indiana State Museum & Historic Sites
- Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum
- Indiana Repertory Theatre
- The NCAA Hall of Champions
- Rhythm! Discovery Center
- Terre Haute Children’s Museum
- The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
- WonderLab Museum in Bloomington
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:
- Visit the Access Pass website at childrensmuseum.org/visit/hours/access-pass
- Add the “Access Pass” to your cart by clicking the yellow button
- Complete the check-out process for your FREE Access Pass
- Upload photos of your required documents
- 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:
- Download the Access Pass Application online here
- Complete the application with all of the requested information
- Take your completed application to any of the 12 participating attractions
- Bring your verification documentation
- 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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