Delaware TANF

Delaware TANF provides cash assistance to low-income families with minor children. A possibility of extension of benefits is available to women in their ninth month of pregnancy. 

The temporary cash assistance is for buying food, shelter, utilities, and expenses that do not include medical as applicants seek employment.

Receiving of TANF benefits is limited for up to 36 months. However, there may be special cases for the elderly, disabled persons, and minors.

TANF requires adults under the program to work or participate in work activities for a minimum of 30 hours a week.

Frequently Asked Questions about Delaware TANF


How much is TANF in Delaware? 

Cash Assistance received largely depends on your family’s income and size. Unemployed adults in a family of three may receive $338 a month.

How do I apply for? 

Apply for TANF in person at a DSS office in your county. Online Application at Delaware ASSIST, an online application of the state to help residents screen and apply for their assistance programs.

To learn more, call this number:

302-255-9500


Requesting for one lump-sum payment, not exceeding $1,500 through the Diversion Assistance Program is available to those in need of short-term help, not long-term ongoing cash assistance.

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