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ABAWD Time Limit Update (July 2024)

Beginning July 1, 2024, Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWDs) living in thirty-four cities/towns will need to engage in 80 hours/monthly of work, training, or volunteer activities in order to continue receiving SNAP benefits after three months. Documentation showing engagement in these activities or an exemption from these rules will need to be submitted to DHS. Only ABAWDs living in Central Falls, Charlestown, New Shoreham, Providence, or Woonsocket are exempt from the time limit requirement. Additional information can be found on the DHS website.

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