WAG 21-06-07-f: Earnfare

PM 21-06-07-f

Eligibility and Benefit Level

  • revised manual textEffective 01/01/2022, the State minimum wage is $12.00.
  • (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$420 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.

  • CONVERSION TABLE 

  • Monthly SNAP Conversion Chart  revised manual text$12.00/HR 

    •  new manual textEffective 01/01/2022

SNAP Allotment SNAP Work-off hours Maximum Cash Hours $420 Maximum Participation Hours
252 - 263 21 35 56
240 - 251 20 35 55
228 - 239 19 35 54
216 - 227 18 35 53
204 - 215 17 35 52
192 - 203 16 35 51
180 - 191 15 35 50
168 - 179 14 35 49
156 - 167 13 35 48
144 - 155 12 35 47
132 - 143 11 35 46
120 - 131 10 35 45
108 - 119 9 35 44
96 - 107 8 35 43
84 - 95 7 35 42
72 - 83 6 35 41
60 - 71 5 35 40
48 - 59 4 35 39
36 - 47 3 35 38
24 - 35 2 35 37
12 - 23 1 35 36
  0 - 11 0 35 35

Notification and Referrals

  • (FCRC) Use Regular Earnfare 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 SNAP Employment and Training Change Report (Form 4974)  when there is a change. and sends 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.