Question- What is the ABAWD policy?

Answer: Able-bodied Adults Without Dependents, or ABAWDs, are people who receive SNAP benefits and are at least 18 but not yet 52 years-old and do not have a child under the age of 18 receiving SNAP benefits with them.
Federal rules limit SNAP benefits to three months in a three-year period for people with ABAWD status unless they are exempt or participate in verified work activities.
Only people who live in Multnomah or Washington county need to meet the work requirements. All other counties and all Tribal areas are exempt starting on January 1, 2024.
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INTAKE PROCEDURE: Only people with ABAWD status who are not exempt will receive a notice of these changes and need to contact ODHS immediately:
By phone call 833-947-1694 Mondays - Fridays from 8am to 5pm
Email [email protected]
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