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Gateway to Work

Indiana is at the onset of a job explosion! In the next 10 years, we expect to need some 1 million workers to fill jobs. The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) has created Gateway to Work to help HIP members connect with job training and educational programs or find the right job or volunteer activity. 

Whether you're looking for a job or a place to volunteer, a better-paying job or new skills, Gateway to Work can help. 

Starting next year, some HIP members will be required to work, go to school, volunteer, or participate in other qualifying Gateway to Work activities up to 20 hours a week for at least eight months a year. 

If the following describes YOU, you WON'T be required to do anything: 

  • Students
  • Pregnant women
  • Medically frail
  • Over age 59
  • Caregiver of a dependent child
  • Have a certified temporary illness or incapacity 
  • In treatment for substance use disorder 
  • Homeless
  • TANF/SNAP recipients
  • Recently incarcerated

More information on Gateway to Work will come from the state and MHS before the end of the year. Questions now? Contact FSSA at 1-800-403-0864

If you are asked to participate in Gateway to Work, here are the things YOU CAN DO:


  • Employment (Subsidized or Unsubsidized)
  • Managed Care Entities (MCE) Employment Initiatives
  • Job Search Activities
  • Education Related to Employment (On-the-Job Training)


  • General Education (i.e. High School Equivalency and Adult Education Programs)
  • Job Skills Training
  • Vocational Education or Training
  • English as a Second Language Education

Community Engagement

  • Community Service/Public Service
  • Volunteer Work
  • Gateway to Work Community Work Experience


  • Caregiving Services
  • Homeschooling
  • Members of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi can participate in the tribe's Comprehensive Pathways Program
  • Qualifying activity as necessary based on individual review