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Federal ABAWD Rule

UPDATE (3/18/2020): Today, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201), was signed into law. The legislation grants the USDA and states with temporary authority to adapt SNAP to address increased demand for nutrition assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic. Work requirements for SNAP are temporarily suspended, we are anticipating further guidance on waivers and flexibilities.

UPDATE (3/13/2020): Today, Washington DC-based federal judge Beryl Howell ruled to block the ABAWD rule from going into effect nationwide on April 1.

UPDATE (1/16/2020): Today, 14 states including California filed suit against the federal administration (California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Virginia, as well as the City of New York and the District of Columbia).

 

UPDATE (12/4/2019): Today, the federal government published a final rule enacting significant cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. The rule is scheduled to go into effect on April 1, 2020.

 

BACKGROUND: This rule will undermine the state's ability to waive the harsh rule on Able Bodied Adults Without Dependents, requiring almost every county in California to enforce the 3-month time limits (the "ABAWD rule") on nutrition assistance for adults who are working less than 20 hours each week, no matter how hard they are looking for a job. This new rule would take food assistance away from an estimated 755,000 Americans that are struggling to find work, and would cut SNAP/CalFresh benefits by $15 billion dollars over 10 years. The proposal also subverts Congressional intent in the 2018 Farm Bill, as Congress just debated and rejected such proposals on a bipartisan basis. 

  • Starting on April 1st, 2020, the California Department of Social Services estimates that 40 counties will have to implement ABAWD rules. 

 


ABAWD Outreach Toolkit 

Currently, 6 counties in California (San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Alameda, Marin, Contra Costa) are implementing ABAWD rules. People to whom the ABAWD time limit applies to, are only eligible for benefits for three full months out of a 36-month period unless they are exempt or meet the work requirement. The ABAWD Outreach Toolkit is intended to help CalFresh outreach workers in assisting people with an ABAWD time limit maintain their CalFresh.

 

  1. ABAWD Outreach Handbook
  2. Talking Points
  3. Client FAQs
  4. Time Limit Flowchart
  5. Verifications for ABAWD Rules
  6. Intake Screener
  7. Client Applications Receipt
  8. In-person Training Materials

Webinar: ABAWD Time Limit
June 21, 2018 (download presentation slides here)

Webinar: ABAWDs (Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents) 101
June 3, 2016 (download presentation slides here)

2019 Training materials for implementing counties:

 

  1. Pre-work: Eligibility review (google slides- view in "Present" mode)
  2. Trainer Agenda (doc)
  3. Agenda (doc)
  4. Slides (google slides)
  5. People-first language activity phrases (doc)
  6. Heads or Tails Game Questions & Answers (doc)
  7. ABAWD Eligibility Web Handout (doc)
  8. Training Scenarios 1 (doc)
  9. Training Scenarios 2 (doc)
  10. ABAWD Pyramid Game Cards (PowerPoint)
  11. 3-2-1 End of Day Reflection Handout (doc)
  12. Evaluation (doc)

2018 Training materials for implementing counties:

 

  1. Trainer Agenda (doc)
  2. Agenda (doc)
  3. Slides (ppt)
  4. ABAWD 101 answers (doc)
  5. Words Matter activity phrases (doc)
  6. Creative Teach in Handout - 11" x 17" (doc)
  7. Creative Teach in Handout answer key - 11" x 17" (doc)
  8. Model Scenario (doc)
  9. Training Scenarios (doc)
  10. ABAWD game cards (doc) (pdf)
  11. ABAWD game answer key (doc)
  12. Evaluation (doc)

2018 Training materials for non-implementing counties:

 

  1. Trainer Agenda (doc)
  2. Agenda (doc)
  3. Slides (ppt)
  4. ABAWD 101 answers (doc)
  5. Words Matter activity phrases (doc)
  6. Creative Teach in Handout - 11" x 17" (doc)
  7. Creative Teach in Handout answer key - 11" x 17" (doc)
  8. Model Scenario (doc)
  9. Training Scenarios (doc)
  10. ABAWD game cards (doc) (pdf)
  11. ABAWD game answer key (doc)
  12. Evaluation (doc)

ABAWD Advocacy and Planning Resources

ABAWD background materials:

 

Tools for advocacy:

 

Resources from Contra Costa County:

 

Resources from Alameda County:

 

Resources from Santa Clara County:

 

Resources from San Francisco County: