Last Updated on September 1, 2023 by Lori Pace
POWER (Partnership on Work Enrichment and Readiness ) is a cash assistance program. So, its goal is to help families with children to become self-sufficient by providing intensive case management services.
Wyoming Department of Workforce Services will assign a Case Manager to you if you apply for Power. In short, they will help you to create Individual Responsibility Plans (IRPs). So, this which will help you get employment and/or self sufficiency.
Weekly participation is necessary to be paid. This is the same as attendance at work. The number of hours required depends on the family composition.]
Who is eligible for POWER Program?
Wyoming residents who are:
- Responsible for the daily care of a minor child under 18.
- You must meet the requirements for alien and citizenship status.
- You must meet your income and resource needs.
- POWER Caretaker Program only counts the child’s income and resources. But not the relative caring for the child.
Income and Resource Requirements to apply for POWER Program
Your family size and income will determine your TANF/POWER benefits. Some of your earned income could be considered if a family member is employed. Your family must have at least $5,000 in resources.
These are resources:
- Savings and checking accounts
- Property that generates income
- Stocks, bonds or mutual funds.
Your worker will explain to you what income we take into consideration, and also how that will impact your case.
Monthly benefit amounts:
- A family of three could be eligible for the POWER Work Program. In short, it provides monthly TANF/POWER cash assistance up to $781.
Temporary illness or injury?
Even POWER services can be of assistance during your recovery, or while you wait to receive a decision from the disability program.
- Other activities include: healthy recovery plans and counseling (self or your children), stress management, referrals for help agencies, Vocational Rehabilitation, personal budgeting, and also crisis management.
What POWER Work Program Can Do For You
If you are participating in the Program, your Case Manager will do everything to help you succeed. POWER can assist you with expenses such as:
- Work clothes
- Vehicle repair
- Tools and equipment
- Relocation expenses
How to Apply for the POWER Program?
To apply for TANF/POWER, you can download and complete the application from their website. Then contact your local DFS office or Department of Family Services office to schedule an appointment.
For More Information contact:
TANF Program Manager
Wyoming Department of Family Services
2922 Hwy 85, Suite 200
Newcastle, WY 82701