Texas TANF

Texas TANF assists children in need and their parents or relatives that they live with through cash assistance. They do not accept families with assets exceeding $1,000 and monthly countable income higher than $206.

View this page to see the chart that will give you an idea of what household income will be eligible for the program.

They require all work-eligible recipients to actively seek employment or participate in work activities.

Frequently Asked Questions about Texas TANF


How much money do you get? 

The benefits you receive from TANF largely depend on your family’s income and size. A single mother of two without income may receive a monthly maximum of $303 from Texas.

How much is a one time TANF payment in Texas? 

A one-time TANF is available to families in crisis (losing a job, losing a home, or a medical emergency), receiving a maximum of $1,000. 

This part of the program can only be applied for once a year. Those eligible for TANF for Families are eligible for one-time TANF. 

Grandparents taking care of their grandchildren may also receive a one-time payment of $1,000 from Texas.

How long can you receive TANF in Texas? 

Texas limited the receiving of benefits for TANF cash assistance to 5 years (60 months).

How do I apply? 

Start your application through YourTexasBenefits.com. Contact 1-877-541-7905 for assistance in applying.

Once qualified, you’ll receive your monthly benefits through the Lone Star Card.

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