Department of Social Services
Family Support Division
PO Box 2320
Jefferson City, Missouri
TO: ALL FAMILY SUPPORT OFFICES
FROM: KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR
SUBJECT: COVID-19 WORK REQUIREMENTS RESUME FOR ABLE BODIED ADULTS WITHOUT DEPENDANTS (ABAWD)
Effective August 1, 2020 ABAWDs will be subject to work requirements. Good cause for noncompliance due to COVID-19 will no longer be allowed. The ABAWD work requirement screen (WORKREQ) will appear in the application flow as before.
Work requirements or exemptions must be assessed for anyone considered an ABAWD. ABAWDs will be subject to the 80 hours per month work requirement or three (3) non-work month time limit.
Effective July 31, 2020 cases that have used all their non-work months will close, as they would have prior to the COVID-19 crisis.
ABAWDS will be notified of these changes. Additional information regarding notices and coding is forthcoming.
- Review this memorandum with appropriate staff.