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Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP)

The Minnesota Family Investment Program supports low-income families in their path to self-sufficiency through cash and food assistance, employment and training services, and related support services and transitional services.  Families under the program without public housing or assisted rental subsidies are provided with a monthly $110 MFIP Housing Assistance Grant. Minnesota approves applications based on …

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Transitional Aid to Families with Dependent Children (TAFDC) in Massachusetts

The Massachusetts TAFDC provides temporary cash assistance to families with minor children that have an income not exceeding 85% of the State Median Income and pregnant women with no assets or income. Those pregnant that are due in less than 4 months may apply for assistance. Massachusetts requires all work-eligible recipients to participate in the …

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Maryland Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA)

The Maryland Temporary Cash Assistance is temporary cash assistance and work opportunity that aims to support low-income families with children. They require those who are qualified for cooperation with child support, participation in work activities, and compliance with substance abuse provisions Maryland requires work-eligible recipients to participate in work activities for 30 hours a week. …

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Maine TANF

Maine TANF provides cash assistance to families with children while they work to become self-sufficient. However, in accordance with the law, a recipient cannot accept benefits of more than 60 months with some exceptions for the elderly, minor children of ages 18 and below, and disabled persons. Child care, employment, and transportation assistance vouchers are provided …

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Hawaii TANF

Hawaii TANF provides cash aid and supportive services to eligible Hawaiian families for them to achieve self-sufficiency. The qualifications for TANF are the following: parents of a child under the age of 19, have a total gross income of 185% below the poverty level. During the duration of their pregnancy, pregnant women are also qualified …

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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 …

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Mississippi TANF

Mississippi TANF, also known as welfare, provides assistance to low-income families with minor children to reach self-sufficiency. They do this through monthly cash assistance, and employment and job-readiness activities. Mississippi requires work-eligible recipients to register for employment through Mississippi Works or participate in work activities. Not participating will be exempt you from benefits and those …

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District of Columbia TANF

District of Columbia TANF supports low-income families in need through temporary cash assistance. The district program offers job training, job readiness, child care, tuition assistance, case management, and other supportive services too.  All work-eligible members of the family under TANF need to participate in work activities to become self-sufficient. Those who do not participate will …

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Montana TANF

Montana TANF provides assistance to low-income families with minor children and pregnant women through cash assistance, Medicaid coverage, child care assistance and is categorically eligible for SNAP benefits. TANF aims to lead families under the program to self-sufficiency. Therefore, requiring work-eligible recipients to participate in the Pathways Program for a specified number of hours a …

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Illinois TANF

Illinois TANF offers up to 60 months of monthly cash assistance for food, shelter, utilities, and expenses other than medical to pregnant women and families with children. TANF requires all work-eligible to participate in work activities for cash assistance. Single parents with a child under 6 years of age must work or partake in a …

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Georgia TANF

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 …

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Kansas Successful Families Program

Kansas Successful Families Program

The Kansas Successful Families Program program provides temporary monthly cash assistance for up to 24 months to low-income families with minor children.  Kansas allows requests for hardship extensions and provides a 12-month extension for benefits.  The Successful Families Program requires work-eligible applicants to participate in work-related activities. Failure to do so will waive the benefits …

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Kentucky Transitional Assistance Program

Kentucky Transitional Assistance Program (KTAP)

KTAP (Kentucky Transitional Assistance Program) offers temporary cash assistance to qualified low-income families with minor children to assist with their basic needs.  FAQ’s about the Kentucky Transitional Assistance Program How much do you get for KTAP?  A family of three receives monthly cash assistance of $262 for 24 months. Families that finish their 24 months …

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Oklahoma TANF

Oklahoma TANF

Oklahoma TANF assists qualified families with minor children through a temporary public assistance program. The program aims to help families under them become self-sufficient. Therefore, they require work-eligible recipients to participate in work-related activities for a specified number of hours a week. What benefits does the program offer?  Cash Payment SoonerCare Child Care Subsidy (with …

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Tennessee Families First

Tennessee Families First is a welfare program that assists qualified low-income families with children through temporary cash benefits for up to 60 months.  They require you to sign a Personal Responsibility Plan (PRP) to be eligible for the program. Signing the PRP agrees on: work or participate in work-related activities for 30 hours a week …

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Texas TANF

Texas TANF For Single Moms

Texas TANF assists children in need and their parents or relatives they live with through cash assistance. They do not accept families with assets exceeding $1,000 and monthly countable income higher than $206. View the HHS Texas page to see the chart that will give you an idea of what household income will be eligible …

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Virginia TANF

Virginia TANF For Single Moms

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) provides eligible families in Virginia with temporary financial assistance. It provides job training, education, and work activities to help families near or at the poverty level achieve self-sufficiency. They require most TANF recipients to take part in the Virginia Initiative for Employment, not Welfare (VIEW). As you undergo the …

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New Hampshire Financial Assistance to Needy Families (FANF).

New Hampshire TANF or Financial Assistance for Needy Families (FANF) assists low-income families with minor children through temporary cash assistance.  There are four different eligibility categories but each category provides the same level of cash assistance. Recipients are moved from one category to another when there are changes in a family’s circumstances. Four categories of …

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Louisiana’s Family Independence Temporary Assistance Program (FITAP)

The Louisiana FITAP offers temporary cash assistance to low-income families with children aiming to become self-sufficient. The household income of families should be at or below 200% of the federal poverty level. They require all work-eligible applicants to participate in work activities through the STEP program. The Strategies to Empower People (STEP) Program offers vocational …

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Connecticut Temporary Family Assistance (TFA)

Temporary Family Assistance Program (TFA) assists in the basic needs of eligible Connecticut families through monthly cash aids and employment assistance. Only 21 months of cash aid are usually most families with children are eligible for. Qualified applicants should be participating in Jobs First Employment Services administered by the Department of Labor. In Jobs First, …

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Alaska Temporary Assistance Program (ATAP)

The Alaska Temporary Assistance Program (ATAP) provides temporary cash assistance and work-readiness services to low-income families with children. Their goal is to move Alaskans from welfare in jobs to make them self-sufficient and be able to support their families. ATAP participants need to seek paid employment opportunities or participate in work-related activities. They should participate …

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California Tribal TANF – Aid for Native Americans

The Tribal TANF in California provides cash assistance to eligible children and families of American Indians and Alaska Natives. They also help Indian Tribes living in California with education, career development, training, employment, and temporary financial assistance for them to be self-sufficient. Sixteen Tribal TANF are serving counties across California including but not limited to …

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Arkansas TEA – Employment and cash assistance

Arkansas Transitional Employment Assistance (TEA), a limited welfare program created for families in need that are looking to become self-sufficient by providing employment and cash assistance. The program comes with training, education, and work activities to help parents become independent.  These are the benefits of TEA: Cash assistance, child care assistance, help with transportation, employment-related …

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Alabama TANF

Alabama TANF For Single Moms

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 …

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