What are the time-limited work rules?
Some SNAP recipients are limited to three months of SNAP benefits in a 36-month (3-year) period, unless they meet work requirements (see below). SNAP's current 36-month period is from January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2025.
The time-limited work rules were suspended during the COVID-19 public health emergency, and will be enforced again starting July 1, 2023. This means time-limited SNAP recipients will only get three months of SNAP benefits from July 1, 2023 to December 31, 2025, unless they meet work requirements. Not all SNAP recipients have to follow these rules.