ABAWDs who receive benefits in 3 non-work months and do not comply with the work requirement lose their benefits for the remainder of the 36-month time period. An ABAWD can regain eligibility during this time period by meeting the work requirement for 30 consecutive days, after which they remain eligible to receive SNAP for as long as they continue to meet work requirements.
Note: The 30-day period does not have to fall within one calendar month.
When a household member is working or participating in a training program at the time of application and has not yet met the 80-hour requirement, a non-expedited application pends for the individual to meet the 80-hour work requirement. Refer to the Adding and Updating Training/Work Requirements user guide. Obtain verification of the 80 hours of employment or training prior to approving the individual.
- One person households:
- When eligibility is regained in the month of application, benefits are issued from the date of application when eligible on all other factors.
- When eligibility is regained in the month following the month of application, the applicant is rejected for the month of application and approved for the following month when eligible on all other factors.
- Households consisting of eligible members and ineligible ABAWDs:
- Benefits are given to the eligible members from the date of application. Give benefits to the ABAWD regaining SNAP eligibility starting with the month in which the ABAWD completes their 80 hours.
When a household member is working or participating in a training program at the time of application and has not yet met the 80-hour requirement, if they are otherwise eligible for expedited benefits then they will receive expedited benefits. Verification of regained eligibility will need to be provided before ongoing months are approved.
Refer to the Adding and Updating Training/Work Requirements user guide for instructions.