Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWD)

Working age, non-disabled adults without children (referred to as ABAWDs, or “able bodied adults without dependents”) can only receive SNAP for 3 months in a 36-month period unless they are working or participating in qualifying work activities at least 20 hours per week. These resources provide an overview of the ABAWD time limit and explains how this provision hurts people.