Nebraska Aid to Dependent Children

Nebraska Aid for Dependent Child (ADC)

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

The Aid for Dependent Child, or more exactly Aid to Dependent Children (ADC) in Nebraska, supports low-income families with minor children with their basic living expenses through monthly small cash assistance for no more than 60 months. The cash received from ADC is used to pay for family living expenses. For some families, ADC is their only ‘source of income’.

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They require all work-eligible recipients to participate in the Employment First program. Besides, recipients must also complete at least 30 hours a week to remain qualified for assistance. The program provides training, education, and employment-related activities.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about the Nebraska Aid to Dependent Child


How much do you get for ADC in Nebraska? 

The benefits you receive from TANF largely depend on your family’s income and size. . A family of three without income receives monthly $468 from Nebraska.


Who is eligible for the Aid for Dependent Child in Nebraska? 

So, o be eligible, applicant must:

  • Be a resident of Nebraska
  • Have U.S. citizen (legal alien or qualified alien)
  • Be unemployed or underemployed
  • Have low or very low income

Besides, you must also be one of the following:

  • Have a child 18 years of age or younger, or
  • Be pregnant, or
  • Be 18 years of age or younger and the head of your household.

Families under the program may also qualify for Medicaid and SNAP.

Child care subsidy is available for families with income that does not exceed 125% of the federal poverty level. However, parents are responsible to pay for a sliding fee scale not exceeding 20% of child care costs.


How do I apply for ADC? 

For more information about ‘How to Apply‘ and Start your application for ADC online, you can visit the Nebraska’s official website for public assistance programs, ACCESSNebraska. Call (800) 383-4278 to learn more.

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