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ABAWD Waivers FY 2015-2019

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

The Food and Nutrition Act allows states to ask FNS to temporarily waive the ABAWD time limit for areas that have 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.

FY 2015-2019

As required by the Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2023, FNS is providing available ABAWD waiver materials to the public to increase waiver transparency. Documents prior to FY 2013 may only be available in part. This webpage contains ABAWD waiver materials for FY 2015-19.

State Requests and Supporting Documents

Select a fiscal year (FY) to download all state requests and supporting documents for that year.

FNS Response Documents

The following states have submitted waivers. Select a state name to see FNS' response (approvals and denials) to state requests.

Alaska
Alabama
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Guam
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Virgin Islands
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin

If you have any difficulties accessing or viewing these documents, please email us at SM.FN.SNAPHQ-WEB@usda.gov.

Page updated: November 22, 2023