Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWDs) rules

Metadata Updated: June 20, 2017

Most SNAP participants who can work, do work. SNAP rules require all recipients meet work requirements unless they are exempt because of age or disability or another specific reason. Children, seniors, and those with disabilities comprise almost two-thirds of all SNAP participants. Among households that include someone who is able to work, more than 75 percent* had a job in year before or after receiving SNAP. Forty-three percent of SNAP participants live in a household with earnings.

Some of these working individuals are ABAWDs, or able-bodied adults without dependents. ABAWDs must meet special work requirements, in addition to the general work requirements, to maintain their eligibility.

An ABAWD is a person between the ages of 18 and 49 who has no dependents and is not disabled. ABAWD stands for Able Bodied Adult Without Dependents.

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Metadata Created Date March 8, 2016
Metadata Updated Date June 20, 2017

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Harvested from USDA JSON

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Metadata Created Date March 8, 2016
Metadata Updated Date June 20, 2017
Publisher Food and Nutrition Service
Unique Identifier USDA-FNS-107
Maintainer
Sasha Gersten-Paal
Maintainer Email
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Data Last Modified 2016-01-14
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