WAG 21-06-07-f: Earnfare

PM 21-06-07-f

Eligibility and Benefit Level

  • revised manual textEffective 01/01/2021, the State minimum wage is $11.00.
  • (FCRC or Provider) Verify the SNAP amount and the number of people eating in the SNAP household. A person is assigned hours of Earnfare employment based on their initial SNAP amount.
  • Determine the Earnfare participant's work obligation (Community Workfare) hours by:
    1. dividing the SNAP benefit amount by the number of people eating together, to get the person's SNAP work obligation amount; and then
    2. divide the result by the current State minimum wage (round down). 
  • For each hour worked after the work obligation, the customer may earn the State minimum wage per hour. A customer can earn a maximum of revised manual text$385 per month, including the amount of the support obligation, if any.
  • A customer living in a multi-person SNAP unit is deemed to be receiving a per capita share of the SNAP household's benefits for purposes of calculating the Earnfare hours of work obligation.
      •  new manual text  CONVERSION TABLE

    •  Monthly SNAP Conversion Chart @ 11.00/HR
      •   Effective 01/01/2021
SNAP Allotment SNAP Work-off hours

Maximum Cash Hours

$385.00

Maximum

Participation Hours

220 - 230 20 35 55
209 - 219 19 35 54
198 - 208 18 35 53
187 - 197 17 35 52
176 - 186 16 35 51
165 - 175 15 35 50
154 - 164 14 35 49
143 - 153 13 35 48
132 - 142 12 35 47
121 - 131 11 35 46
110 - 120 10 35 45
99 - 109 9 35 44
88 - 98 8 35 43
77 - 87 7 35 42
66 - 76 6 35 41
55 - 65 5 35 40
44 - 54 4 35 39
33 - 43 3 35 38
22 - 32 2 35 37
11 - 21 1 35 36
0 - 10 0 35 35

Notification and Referrals

  • (FCRC) Use SNAP Employment and Training Monthly Earnfare Referral and Attendance Record (Form 2606D) to refer participants to an Earnfare provider.
  • (FCRC) Enter activity in SNAP E&T Screen. See WAG 21-06-02 for instructions on how to enter work and training activities. The customer's work obligation hours should be entered under Community Workfare and the additional hours entered as Earnfare.
  • Set a task to review the customer's participation after 6 months of participation with Earnfare employer.
  • (Provider) Completes Form 2151A  when there is a change. Sends Form 2151A to the FCRC. The customer can only be enrolled in Earnfare for 6 months out of a 12-month period. The 12 months is a fixed period which begins in July and ends in June of the following year.
  • Thirty days before the customer's 6-month completion date, issue SNAP Employment and Training Notice of Termination from Earnfare Participation (Form 2858E).

Supportive Services

See WAG 21-06-11 for supportive services.