A person may participate in this activity when they have little or no work experience and need to obtain employment skills or as a precursor to Earnfare.
A person's monthly participation hours are based on the amount of SNAP benefits received divided by the State minimum wage. Effective 01/1/2021, the state minimum wage is increased to $11.00.
A person who participates in Community Workfare for the number of hours required, meets the work requirement for SNAP benefits when the policy is in effect.
See chart in WAG 21-06-11 for Supportive Service.
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