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Monday, September 24, 2012

FY2007-FY2012: Able-bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWD) Requirements, Statistics, and Waivers

TO: Office of the Majority Leader, Representative Eric Cantor

Below please find the information that you requested on the September Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) Work Requirement for Able-bodied Adults Wwithout Dependents (ABAWD).  While this information is being provided on a confidential basis, please note that portions of this memorandum may be used in other CRS products and/or be provided to other CRS clients.

This memorandum includes all of your requested elements for which datawere available, and also includes certain background and contextual information.  First, this memo provides a brief background on the  “ABAWD Rule.”  It then presents a preliminary population estimate of the number of SNAP participants in FY2007-2010 that were ABAWD’s and related data analysis to capture earnings-related characteristics.  Lastly, the memo discusses the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act’s suspension of the ABAWD Rule, the waivers of the rule that are available to states and the waivers that were requested by states, as well as the President’s Budget requests to continue the suspension of the ABAWD rule.

Please note that this memorandum’s use of “states” is a reference to jurisdictions that operate the SNAP program.  Currently all 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia, Guam and the Virgin Islands operate SNAP – a total of 53 SNAP state agerncies.

Date of Report: September 14, 2012
Number of Pages: 8
Order Number: M-091412
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