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What is Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT)?

Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT)

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ABAWD Waivers

Able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs) can get SNAP for only 3 months in a 3-year period if they do not meet certain extra work requirements. This is called the ABAWD time limit.

The law allows states to ask FNS to temporarily waive the ABAWD time limit based on evidence showing that an area has an unemployment rate of over 10 percent or does not have a sufficient number of jobs.  An ABAWD time limit waiver does not waive the general SNAP work requirements.

This page includes information on waiver status by state by Fiscal Quarter.

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SNAP – Questions and Answers on Quality Control Waiver

The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is issuing the attached set of questions and answers to address inquiries received about the implementation of the April 30, 2020, waiver of March, April and May 2020 SNAP QC reviews. 

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Work Requirement Policy Resources

Here are some resources to find out more about SNAP ABAWDs and related information. 

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Broad-Based Categorical Eligibility (BBCE)

Broad-based categorical eligibility (BBCE) is a policy that makes most households categorically eligible for SNAP because they qualify for a non-cash Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or state maintenance of effort (MOE) funded benefit.

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P-EBT/EA Reporting Questions and Answers

Questions and Answers for SNAP state agencies related to the reporting of Pandemic EBT and SNAP Emergency Allotments

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SNAP – Questions and Answers, COVID-19, Set #2

This is the second set of questions and answers for SNAP state agencies in response to questions received about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and flexibilities available for program administration during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

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SNAP – Questions and Answers, COVID-19, Set #4

This is the fourth set of questions and answers for SNAP state agencies in response to questions received about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and flexibilities available for program administration during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

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SNAP – Questions and Answers, COVID-19, Set #3

This is the third set of questions and answers for SNAP state agencies in response to questions received about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and flexibilities available for program administration during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

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Training and Presentations

The FNS State Systems team has produced a series of training presentations designed to help state agencies understand and comply with the FNS approval process. These eight on-line presentations correspond to FNS Handbook 901, with information on the key documents or phases in the process.