(FinancialHealth.net) – The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program is a federally funded program designed to give states grants to help needy families with emergency assistance and services. The TANF program funds state programs designed to help with cash support, childcare, and job services.
Applicants qualify for TANF if they are either pregnant or are caring for a minor child (under the age of 19). Recipients generally qualify if they have a very low amount of income, are under-underemployed, or are without work (or about to become without work).
While the TANF program is funded federally, each state has its own qualification guidelines. To find out if you are eligible, start on the Benefits.gov screening page and fill out the short survey. You’ll receive an unofficial determination, after which you can visit the Office of Family Assistance to find TANF – related programs for your specific state.
Benefits.gov offers over 1,000 different programs and forms of assistance. Fill out their general Benefit Finder questionnaire for more information. Even if you don’t qualify for TANF, you may find you are eligible for another form of aid.
Visit Benefits.gov for more information about the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program.
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