Georgia TANF

Last Updated on February 28, 2022 by Anne-Sophie Reinhardt

TANF provides temporary cash aid for up to 48 months to eligible families with children who reside in Georgia. Besides cash assistance, they provide child care, transportation, medical services, and other support services too. They require recipients to take part in a work program for a minimum of 30 hours per week.

TANF offers work alternatives (job readiness training) for individuals who are unemployed or underemployed.

Frequently Asked Questions about Georgia TANF

How much is TANF in Georgia?

TANF benefits depend mainly on your family’s income and size. A family of three receives a maximum of $280/month with a gross income of below $784/month and countable assets of below $1,000.

How do you qualify for TANF in Georgia?

Contact the county Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS) office in the county where you reside or apply online through Georgia Gateway.

A staff of DFCS will schedule an interview determining your eligibility for the program.

To ask for assistance for application, contact 
Georgia Gateway Help Desk

How will I get my TANF benefits?

After an approved application, you’ll receive an EBT card account to receive your benefits. The EBT card is for purchases and withdrawals at any MasterCard accepted machines.

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