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ABAWDs and the SNAP Time Limit: Litigation & Policy Strategies

with Andrew Hammond, MacKenzie Speer, & Saima Akhtar


The three-month time limit on SNAP benefits for able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs) was suspended during the Great Recession. But as unemployment rates have gone down, states have begun to reinstitute the time limit. As a result, SNAP recipients with significant barriers to work are losing this vital food assistance. Poverty law advocates across the country are working to make sure states’ implementation of the SNAP time limit is lawful. What legal handles are they using?

Join our April episode of the Advocacy Exchange, our monthly conversation with advocates advancing change. We’ll talk with Andrew Hammond and MacKenzie Speer of the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law and Saima Akhtar of the Empire Justice Center. We’ll discuss the litigation and policy tools advocates across the country are using to protect SNAP benefits for recipients who could soon face a harsh time limit. The conversation will be streamed through YouTube Live, and we welcome your questions and comments during the broadcast.

Be sure to read Hammond and Speer’s forthcoming Clearinghouse article, “SNAP’s Time Limit: Emerging Issues in Litigation and Implementation.” It will be available on the Clearinghouse Community in early April.

Wednesday, April 19
1:00 to 1:30 Eastern/10:00 to 10:30 Pacific

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