Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb signed a new executive order Thursday that adds to the state's additional efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19.
According to a press release, the Department of Workforce Development has suspended the one-week waiting period required before paying unemployment benefits to recipients to get their checks faster. The suspension is retroactive to March 8.
Indiana residents with chronic health issues will be able to receive a 90-day supply of any non-controlled prescription medications, such as insulin and cholesterol medication, the release states.
Medicaid recipients are allowed to use their benefits to cover the costs of using alternative forms of transportation, such as a ride-sharing service, according to the letter, for appointments to see their healthcare provider.
The Family and Social Services Administration has additional funding flexibility to allow for additional home delivery of meals, the release states.