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TANF aka “Welfare”

CATEGORYTEMPORARY FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
SERVICE/SUPPORT TYPETemporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) – AKA “Welfare”
AGENCYThe U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Administration for Children and Families (ACF) oversees TANF and child welfare programs, which are administered by states.
COST“Federal law says that every TANF and/or Medicaid customer must have a child support case.  When you apply for TANF and/or Medicaid, you assign your rights to receive child support to the child support program.” https://cssd.dc.gov/page/temporary-assistance-needy-families
ELIGIBILITY SUMMARYhttps://www.benefits.gov/benefit/613
WEB LINKhttps://www.usa.gov/benefits https://www.acf.hhs.gov/ofa/programs/tanf/about
APPLICATIONApply at your local or county social services agency https://www.usa.gov/state-social-services, or Call your state TANF office for your local contact information.
ADDITIONAL INFOSelect your state from the dropdown menu for a list of TANF and Tribal TANF programs https://www.acf.hhs.gov/ofa/help States often have different name for TANF https://aspe.hhs.gov/dataset/tanf-program-names   “State-administered programs may include childcare assistance, job preparation, and work assistance.” https://www.benefits.gov/benefit/613   State-Funded TANF Replacement Programs See Table 8, which lists State-Funded programs that provide cash assistance to immigrants who are not eligible for coverage under the federally funded Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. In several states, General Assistance or similar programs may fill in some of the gaps for immigrants who are ineligible for federally funded TANF services. The benefit levels, however, may be lower, and other restrictions and time limits may apply. By state, program name and eligible immigrants https://www.nilc.org/issues/economic-support/guide_tanf/

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