Florida will offer the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Employment & Training (E&T) services to all Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWDs) who are required to meet the work requirements. The mandatory program, effective January 1, 2016, will focus on assisting SNAP participants in meeting work participation requirements.
Participants who meet the following criteria are REQUIRED to participate in “allowable” work components 20 hours/week (80 hours/month) to maintain eligibility for food assistance:
- Must be between the ages of 18 and 49
- Not working at least 30 hours a week
- Not earning weekly wages of at least $217.50 a week
- Not in school at least half-time
- No documented medical limitation
If you have questions regarding your SNAP account or believe you have been referred in error, please call the Department of Children and Families at (866) 762-2237.
Components offered will include Job Search, Job Search Training, Work Experience, Self-Initiated Work Experience, Education and Training and CareerSource Palm Beach County services offered through the centers’ available program.
If you have received a Notice of Mandatory Participation (NOMP) letter from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and are wondering what to do next, follow the steps below to expedite processing your case and to make sure your benefits are not interrupted:
- Step (1)
- Step (2) Complete an online Orientation, Assessment, and Job Search Training activity.
- Step (3)
After completion, you will receive an appointment letter from the CareerSource Palm Beach County SNAP Employment and Training team to attend your first in-person session (by appointment only).
Note: SNAP customers will not be seen by a SNAP Career Consultant until all required online modules are completed. Individuals attending their SNAP appointments with a Career Consultant must adhere to the following rules:
- Business casual dress code is strictly enforced (no shorts, tank tops, or flip-flops)
- No children allowed
- All required online modules must be completed