Last Updated on March 20, 2023 by Anne-Sophie Reinhardt
Alabama provides family assistance (TANF), which offers temporary financial assistance to low-income families with children.
Income should be lower than the maximum benefit for their family size. A family of three should amount to $215 in Alabama.
Alabama’s Work First provides cash assistance to adults required to join the TANF employment program (JOBS). Participating up to 40 hours a week is required for adults. Otherwise, benefits will be waived.
Benefits will stop if there is a failure to comply with work requirements and without a good cause.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the qualifications for TANF Alabama?
- U.S. National, Citizen, Legal Alien, or Permanent resident of the state of Alabama
- Pregnant or responsible for a minor
- Underemployed with low-income or unemployed
How much do you get for TANF in Alabama?
The benefits you receive from TANF largely depend on your family’s income and size. A family of three receives a maximum of $215 from Alabama.
Alabama issued an “Emergency Health Preparedness Allowance” as a COVID-19 pandemic response. They raised the benefits to $400 a month for three months for families under TANF.
Application For Alabama TANF Benefits
File an application for the Family Assistance (FA) Program at the Department of Human Resources (DHR) in your county.
Some steps you have to take when applying for Alabama TANF:
- Gather your personal and household information: You will need to provide personal information and information about your household, including the number of people living with you, their names, ages, and income.
- Determine if you are eligible: To qualify for Alabama TANF, you must be a resident of Alabama, have dependent children under 19 living with you, and have a low income or be unemployed.
- Fill out an application: You can fill out an application for Alabama TANF online, by mail, or in person at your local Department of Human Resources office.
- Provide documentation: such as proof of income, proof of residency, and birth certificates for your children.
- Attend an interview
Visit the DHR Alabama page for a map to locate a DHR office in your county
Contact (334) 242-1310 to learn more
Application is available online at OneAlabama, the portal for Alabama’s public assistance. An interview in person or by phone will determine your family’s eligibility for the program after application.