Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Manual – Table of Contents

1105.035.25 Definition of Work and Training

IM-#53, August 09, 2018,  IM-#94 October 19, 2015IM-#32 June 16, 2014IM-#89 September 12, 2007,  IM-#106 December 7, 2006IM-#133 December 21, 2004,  IM-#194 October 24, 2001,  IM-#32 April 1, 1999

The FSD can verify work and/or training for the below:

Work is defined as:

  • Unsubsidized Employment
    • Is work with earnings provided by an employer who does not receive a subsidy for the creation and maintenance of the employment position.
    • Self-employment activities include individuals who have earned income.
  • Unpaid (volunteer or in-kind)
    • A person who freely offers to take part in an enterprise or undertake a task.
  • In Kind Work
    • Is receiving goods or services instead of money.

Training is defined as:

    • Vocational Training
      • Improves the employability of participants by providing training in a skill or trade allowing the participant to move directly into employment.
    • Education
      • An educational program or activities to improve basic skills and increase employability.

NOTE: The SkillUP contractor will have additional services available to ABAWDs for fulfilling training/work requirements.

The hours worked must be included in the verification. If the ABAWD is self-employed, the verification of self-employment must include the number of hours worked.