TANF Bureau is part of the Office of Family Assistance and operates under the Department of Health and Human Services. TANF.us is an informational website and is independantly operated.
1. Recipients of TANF must be working no later than
2 years from the start of receiving the government assistance program TANF. 2. To maintain eligibility toward the States eligibility guidelines, work must consist of employment of no less than 30 hours per week (or 20 hours a week if there is a child in the household under 6 years of age).
There is a maximum of 60 months of TANF benefits within one's lifetimes. There is
oftentimes a differentiation between adults and children. If you are a child and receive
TANF benefits, depending on your State, you could receive another 60 months as an
You must be a US Citizen.
- Children must be citizens or have eligible alien status.
- You must have a social security number.
- Your family must earn less than a certain amount of money per month
- Children must be 18 years old or younger. If you are older than 18, you must be a full
time student with an expected graduation date before the age of 20. - Families must have a child