7 CFR ยง 273.24(c)(1)

An ABAWD (able-bodied adult without dependents) is a person who is age 18 up to 53 years of age;

  • The person is an ABAWD the month following the month the person turns 18.
  • The person is not an ABAWD the month the person turns 53. 

Review the status of existing and potential ABAWDs at:

  • application, 
  • PRF, and 
  • renewal.

ABAWDs are limited to 3 full months of SNAP benefits, unless they meet the ABAWD work requirements or an exemption.

Last Update

Source # 14

Effective Date: 12/01/2023