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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Section 816 - Caretaker Exemption

Last Published: 04/11/2014

Section 816 - Caretaker Exemption

Q. Which States were denied waivers (as of August 1, 1996) to lower the age at which a child exempts a parent/caretaker from the FSP work rules, but can now under legislation lower the age to between 1 to 6 years of age?

A. A comprehensive review of these denied waivers is underway. To date, States qualifying for this provision are: Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, North Dakota, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.