Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0111
Retailer Eligibility - Clarification of Criterion A and Criterion B Requirements

To be SNAP-authorized, a store generally must meet one of two eligibility standards: Criterion A (staple food stock) or Criterion B (staple food sales). Staple foods are the basic food items that make up a significant portion of an individual’s diet and are usually prepared at home and consumed as a major component of a meal.

RPMD Policy Memorandum 2020-04
Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
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.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0067
Work Requirement Policy Resources

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

Resource | Info Sheets
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.

Resource | Posters
We Welcome SNAP EBT Customers - Poster

We Welcome SNAP EBT Customers - Poster (English) - FNS-132, Revised January 2019.

Resource | Posters
We Welcome SNAP EBT Customers Decal

We Welcome SNAP EBT Customers - Decal - FNS-132.

Resource | Posters
What You Can and Cannot Buy - Poster

Using SNAP Benefits - What You Can and Cannot Buy - Poster - FNS-110.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
SNAP Retailer Training Guide - English

The SNAP Retailer Training Guide for Retailers (FNS-330, English) will answer common questions about SNAP and help you learn and help you learn the Program’s rules.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
SNAP Training Expectations for Retailers

Document containing SNAP Training Expectations for Newly Authorized Retailers.

Resource | Posters
Report Abuse of SNAP - Poster

How to Report Abuse of SNAP - Poster - FNS-240, Revised January 2019.