As of January 1, 2020, SNAP recipients who are considered Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWDs) living in Cook County must adhere to a work requirement in order to remain eligible for SNAP benefits. In addition, USDA recently released a rule that could extend this work requirement to nearly all counties in Illinois starting on April 1, 2020.
Throughout January, Illinois SNAP Advocates will be hosting trainings to teach service providers what the policy does, how it will impact you or your clients, and what you can do to help mitigate the impact. This training will arm you with the tools you need to…
- Identify who falls under the ABAWDs category
- Understand which conditions could make someone eligible for an exemption from the work requirement
- Be aware of acceptable activities that comply with the work requirement
- Identify emergency food resources available to people who might lose SNAP eligibility
- Learn how you can help your clients navigate this policy
There will be three trainings this month:
- 1/17 at Howard Brown Health in Englewood: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/u5Qqd–trz8qOWqEFeFatAYadFulzqezNg
- 1/24 at La Casa Norte in Humboldt Park: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/u5UsfuCprDgj5mKZcr0Cnzd8h2HSHjGgdw
- 1/29 at Howard Brown Health in Rogers Park: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/upMsd-Gtqj4uqj5RLD_tAof8XjgirlfJEw
Even if you can’t attend in-person, register! There will be recordings of these trainings sent out to registrants.