Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Work Requirement Policy Resources

Here are some resources to find out more about SNAP ABAWDs and related information. 

Resource | Fact Sheets
Regulatory Reform at a Glance Proposed Rule: SNAP Requirements for ABAWDs

In December 2018, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) published a proposed rule entitled “Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP): Requirements for Able-Bodied Adults without Dependents”. This action supports the Agency’s commitment to self-sufficiency by more broadly applying SNAP’s work-related program standards for able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs).

Resource | FAQs/Q&As
Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWDs)

Know the special rules for certain SNAP participants. 

Resource | Best Practices
Best Practices and Resources for Informing Households of ABAWD Rules

This memorandum provides best practices and resources to help State agencies effectively inform Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) households of the requirements for able-bodied adults without dependents (ABA WD) and to enrich training for eligibility workers. Since ABAWD policy is complex, States should provide clients with accurate and understandable information in accessible locations ( e.g., waiting rooms, websites, or partner organizations).

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
ABAWD Waivers

States may request to waive the ABAWD time limit in areas with an unemployment rate above 10 percent or a lack of sufficient jobs. SNAP regulations provide a number of ways States can demonstrate that an unemployment rate above 10 percent or a lack of sufficient jobs. Below is a summary of the common criteria by which States can qualify for a time limit waiver: (For complete regulations, please visit the Electronic Code of Federal Regulations).

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Allowable per Case-Month Exemptions by State (w/3-month Time Limit on the Exemptions)

Allowable per Case-Month Exemptions by State (w/3-month Time Limit on the Exemptions).