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 week. The program is an employment and training component. They require single mothers with a child under 6 is to participate for at least 27 hours a week.

Frequently Asked Questions about Montana TANF


What are the qualifications? 

  1. U.S. citizen or legal alien, or permanent resident
  2. Residing in Montana
  3. Responsible for a child under 19 years of age
  4. Unemployed or underemployed (working for very low wages)
  5. Have income and assets below TANF limits

How do I apply for TANF in Montana? 

Application for TANF online is available through the official self-service portal of Montana, apply.mt.gov. Create an ePass Montana Account to use the service. 

Application is available in person too at the local Office of Public Assistance. Locate an office near your by calling 1-888-706-1535.


  1. Families receiving child care assistance pays $10 a month to their child care provider/s
  2. Pathways Program, formerly known as Work Readiness Component (WoRC)

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