PM 03-15-01: Work Provisions

WAG 03-15-01

revised manual textAs a condition of eligibility for SNAP benefits, each SNAP household member not exempt for one of the reasons in PM 03-15-02  must comply with the following Work Provisions (formerly known as work registration):

  • register for work by receipt of the SNAP Work Registration Notice:

    • at the time of application and every 12 months after initial registration. 
    • during the certification period when an exempt individual becomes nonexempt.
  • provide sufficient information regarding employment status or availability to work.
  • cooperate with TANF work and training program requirements, if receiving TANF.
  • accept a bona fide offer of suitable employment.
  • report to an employer to whom referred if the potential employment meets the suitability requirement.
  • do not voluntarily and without good cause quit a job of 30 hours a week.
  • do not voluntarily reduce work hours to less than 30 hours per week without good cause.

Failure to comply with any of these requirements without good cause results in a work sanction.

The Family Community Resource Center (FCRC) staff determines if good cause exists.

If a work sanction is imposed, the member is ineligible for SNAP benefits for a specific length of time. See PM 03-15-07 for the length of the sanction period.

NOTE: revised manual textSNAP work sanction policy does not apply to noncompliance with the SNAP E&T Program.