Temporary Assistance for Families in Idaho (TAFI)

The Temporary Assistance for Families in Idaho (TAFI) offers temporary cash assistance and work preparation service to low-income families in Idaho for up to 24 months. A family of three’s household income is $389 a month to be considered low-income.

Extended Cash Assistance (ECA) may be available to families after finishing 24 months with TAFI, providing them another 36 months of cash assistance.

Frequently Asked Questions about TAFI in Idaho


How much is TANF in Idaho? 

The benefits you receive from TANF largely depend on your family’s income and size. A non-working family of three can receive $309 monthly from Idaho.

How do I apply for TANF in Idaho?

Start your application online through Idaho’s self-service portal used to apply for public assistance, IdaLink. They require work-eligible applicants to participate in job search activities to get the approval of the application.

Call 1-877-456-1233 to find out if you qualify. 


TAFI requires all work-eligible applicants to participate in Enhanced Work Services (EWS) Program at a specified number of hours a week. The EWS provides essential services to help participants get into employment.

Who qualifies for AABD?

The Aid for Aged, Blind and Disabled (AABD) Program offers temporary cash assistance to seniors and those with disabilities. A single person receives a small payment of $53 a month to assist with everyday living.

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