What is SNAP E&T?
SNAP E&T provides food support with employment and training assistance to individuals who are receiving SNAP benefits (formerly known as food stamps) and wish to get some help with career exploration and job search. Program funds can be used to support a variety of education, training, employment, and related services for SNAP recipients.
What does the SNAP E&T program include?
A CMJTS employment specialist (ES) will help SNAP E&T program participants develop an individual employment plan, after completing a detailed assessment of the individual’s interests, skills, past work history, and education. This information will be used to determine services needed, and to develop goals with action steps for participation in a successful job search. SNAP E&T supports a range of employment and training activities for SNAP recipients. Such activities can include job search, job search training, work experience or workfare, and education and training including basic skills instruction. Participants are encouraged to attend one of the many engaging workshops available to learn job search strategies and to network with other jobseekers. Or an individual may receive one-on-one job search assistance from their ES.
What if I’m attending a college program?
SNAP has certain eligibility rules that apply to college students. Students enrolled in an institution of higher education who are between ages 18 and 50, are not disabled and do not have parenting responsibilities must generally be employed at least 20 hours per week, receiving work-study funds, or enrolled in school as part of an employment-related program to be eligible for SNAP. An employment-related program can include one approved by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), as well as SNAP E&T.
I have a time limit to receive benefits, can you help? For many recipients there are time limits on the number of months you may receive SNAP. Additional months of eligibility can be earned by working at least 80 hours per month or by participating in a WIOA program. An employment specialist will assess each SNAP E&T individual to determine the most effective way to help a participant earn additional food support months.
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