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
Proposed Rule: Revision of SNAP Categorical Eligibility

In July 2019, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) published a proposed rule entitled “Revision of Categorical Eligibility in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)”. This action closes a loophole that allows states to make participants in certain programs “categorically eligible” to participate in SNAP.

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

Know the special rules for certain SNAP participants. 

Resource | FAQs/Q&As
Elderly Simplified Application Project
Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Income Eligibility Standards

Income eligibility standards are set by law. Gross monthly income limits are set at 130 percent of the poverty level for the household size. Net monthly income limits are set at 100 percent of poverty.

Resource | Fact Sheets
Excluded Retirement Accounts
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 | Brochures | SNAP 313
How Do I Apply for SNAP Benefits?
Resource | Webinars/Videos
SNAP Federal Disability Requirements Webinar

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (504) requires a wide range of reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities. How do these laws apply to the administration of SNAP, particularly in light of trends in the administration of SNAP (e.g., move towards call centers, online applications, etc.) and changes in the ADA? This webinar will provide you the opportunity to learn about ADA/504 compliance as it relates to the administration of SNAP.