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Food Stamps: Work Requirements and Exemptions

Food & cash benefits

Last updated on 10/02/2023 at 1:35 pm

What are SNAP benefits?

What is an ABAWD?

What does it mean for my SNAP benefits if DHHR says that I am an ABAWD?

If I’m not working, but I’m looking for work, can I get SNAP benefits?

If DHHR says I am an ABAWD, how many hours a week do I need to work to keep SNAP Food Stamps for more than 3 months?

If DHHR says I am an ABAWD, how do I show I am “exempt” from the work requirements of SNAP?

If I’m looking for work, and can only find 5-10 hours of work here and there, can I get SNAP food stamps for more than just 3 months?

I am having trouble finding work and I am not on the above exempt list for ABAWD. I still need food stamps, so what can I do?

What do I do if I need food and do not qualify for SNAP or SNAP has run out?