Department of Social Services
Family Support Division
PO Box 2320
Jefferson City, Missouri
TO: ALL FAMILY SUPPORT OFFICES
FROM: KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR
SUBJECT: UPDATE TO SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) SKILLUP REFERRAL PROCESS
MANUAL REVISION #
Effective immediately, staff must use the Call Center – Hand off and Support site and select SkillUP Referral when a SNAP participant indicates interest in participating in an employment and training program. SNAP Manual section 1105.025.05.20 SkillUP – Missouri’s Employment & Training Program is updated to show the current internal process for referring a participant to the SkillUP program.
The Able Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWD) training/work requirement will be reinstated July 1, 2023. Explaining participation in SkillUP is important. Working with a SkillUP provider can help ABAWD participants meet the 80 hours a month work requirement, and allow these participants to continue to receive SNAP benefits beyond the allotted 3 non-work months.
Note: Only active SNAP participants can be referred to SkillUP. ABAWDs who have used their 3 non-work months and lost eligibility should be referred to their local Missouri Job Center for other available services.
- Review this memorandum with appropriate staff.
- To find SkillUP program information and providers, visit on.mo.gov/skillup.
- Disregard referral process outlined in IM-MEMO 126 (2021)
- For ABAWD policy review 1105.035.20 ABAWD Training/Work Requirements