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Work Requirements

Employment & Training (E&T)

With some exceptions, those applying for or receiving SNAP (Food Stamps) must participate in the Employment and Training (E&T) Program in order to continue receiving assistance.

The E&T Program helps individuals learn the skills needed to find work and increase household income.

Participants are required to complete the following activities online at

Participants are required to attend monthly appointments with their assigned employment counselor.

Click here to launch the SNAP Employment and Training Orientation Video.


Losing Benefits

Voluntary Reduction of Work Hours - If you decide to work fewer hours at a job, you may no longer be eligible to receive SNAP benefits.

Voluntary Quit - If you decide to quit a job, you may no longer be eligible to receive SNAP benefits.

People in a household must answer any questions an official asks to decide whether a person in the household is required to take part in the SNAP E&T Program and whether the rules about voluntary reduction of work hours and voluntary quit apply to that person.

If anyone in your household refuses, without a good reason, to answer these questions, the person who is supposed to be following the work requirement will no longer be allowed to receive SNAP benefits.

Remember, you must follow all SNAP Work Requirements in order to continue receiving SNAP benefits.  This includes doing the activities in your Family Employment Program (FEP) employment plan.