U.S. Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

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What is Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program ?

The TANF program assists families with children when the parents or other responsible relatives cannot provide for the family's basic needs.

What Service Does TANF Provide ?

The TANF program provides grant funds to states and territories to provide families with financial assistance and related support services.

Who is Eligible for TANF ?

Dependent children and adults must meet financial and technical qualifications to apply or receive TANF cash assistance..

How Much Does TANF Pay ?

Your TANF benefits are based on your family size and income. A family of three, with no income, would receive a monthly TANF grant of $654.

How to Apply for TANF ?

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A person can apply for TANF at the local office that serves the area where they live.