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ABAWD Waivers FY 2020-2024

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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 2020-2024

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 2020-24. FNS will update this page with new requests and responses on a quarterly basis.

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
Arizona
California
Colorado
Connecticut
District of Columbia
Delaware
Georgia
Guam
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Montana
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Dakota
Ohio
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Dakota
Tennessee
Utah
Vermont
Virgin Islands
Virginia
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: October 06, 2023