Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - Able Bodied Adults Without Dependents Waivers for Fiscal Year 2013
This memo provides information about which states are eligible to waive Able Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWDtime limits for participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program(SNAP) for fiscal year 2013. Under SNAP regulations at 7CFR 273.24(f)(2), a state can qualify for a 12-month statewide ABAWD waiver if the Department of Labor's Unemployment Insurance Service determines it meets the criteria for extended unemployment benefits. The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) can approve a waiver if the state's unemployment triggers the criteria for extended benefit compensation (EB), regardless of whether the state has elected the option to offer EB itself. States that meet the EB criteria can qualify for a 12-month statewide ABAWD waiver, up to 12 months after the trigger date.