Resource | Regulations
Waivers of Rules

Welcome to the new SNAP Certification Policy Waiver Database. This waiver database was designed to help users find the information they need quickly in a friendly format. SNAP regulations provide that waivers may be approved under certain conditions, including when approval of a waiver would result in a more effective and efficient administration of the program. 

Resource | Notices
Comment Request - SNAP Waivers Under Section 6(o) of the Food and Nutrition Act

The purpose of Section 6(o) of the Food and Nutrition Act is to establish a time limit of the receipt of benefits under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) for certain able-bodied adults who are not working.

Resource | Policy Memos
Electronic Notice Waivers and Options

FNS has reexamined the SNAP electronic notice (e-notice) waiver, which allows states to provide designated notices to households through an online account on a secure website or portal instead of mailing paper notices to physical addresses. This memo serves to notify SNAP state agencies that sending e-notices and informing clients that they have a new notice via email is now a state option, provided that the state meets each of the conditions described in the memo.

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 | Policy Memos
Expiration of Statewide ABAWD Time Limit Waivers

Expiration of Statewide ABAWD Time Limit Waivers

Resource | Policy Memos
Waiver Process Update - Additional Guidance on Indefinite Waivers

Waiver Process Update - Additional Guidance on Indefinite Waivers

Resource | Policy Memos
SNAP Guidance for State Agencies on Novel Waivers

Guidance for State Agencies on Novel Waivers

Resource | Policy Memos
Early Denial Waiver Memo

Early Denial Waiver Memo

Resource | Policy Memos
Waiver Process Update