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Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWDs) rules

Metadata Updated: November 10, 2020

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 November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 10, 2020

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Harvested from USDA JSON

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Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 10, 2020
Publisher Food and Nutrition Service
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Data Last Modified 2016-01-14
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