Meeting the Work Requirement
Once a family or individual is approved for food assistance, adults of the family who are considered Able-Bodied Adults without Dependents (ABAWD) must meet the work requirement in order to continue to receive food assistance.
An ABAWD is any individual who is:
- At least 18 years old, but not yet 50,
- Not pregnant, and
- Not in an assistance group with a minor child.
There are several different ways to meet the work requirement.
- Work 20 hours per week
- Participate 20 hours per week in a job search program (for a maximum of three months)
- Participate in a work experience program. The number of hours you must complete is the amount you are receiving in food assistance, divided by minimum wage.
Download this form to report your work attendance.