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Re-establishing Eligibility for ABAWDs and Grace Period

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Re-establishing Eligibility for ABAWDs and Grace Period

January 27, 2017
By
Dawn Secor

On January 1, 2016, NYS reinstated a rule that restricts unemployed, childless adults to three months of SNAP benefits in a 36-month period ending December 31, 2018, unless they meet strict work rules, are exempt, or live in waived area.  This policy update explains the process by which a person determined to be an ABAWD and who has lost their SNAP benefits, due to not complying with the time limit work rules, can re-establish their eligibility for SNAP.   It also highlights the granting of an additional one-time consecutive three-month period to any ABAWD who re-establishes thier SNAP eligibility.

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Read the SNAP Policy Update