Piggott, AR DHS Office(870) 598-2282
187 North 2nd Street
Piggott, AR - 72454
Office hours: Mondays through Fridays 8am to 4:30pm.
The Arkansas TANF Program is called TEA
be a resident of the state of Arkansas;
be a US citizen, national, legal alien or permanent resident;
qualify as a low-income family, and
be responsible for a child under the age of eighteen.
The purpose of the Transitional Employment Assistance (TEA) program is to help needy families become economically self-sufficient by giving them opportunities to obtain and retain employment in order to increase family income and assets and improve the quality of life for parents and children.
You must have children under 18 who live in your home in order to be eligible.
The TEA Program is a time-limited assistance program to help needy families with children become more responsible for their own support and less dependent on public assistance. DCO is responsible for TEA eligibility and partners with the Arkansas Department of Workforce Service for administration.
TEA Application Documentation
Proof of identity and age (driver's license, birth certificate, voter registration)
Social Security numbers for all members to be included in your TEA family/unit or proof that you have applied for them
Proof that your children are related to you and proof of their ages (birth certificates, school records, medical records)
If you are a single parent, proof that the other parent of your children is deceased or not living with you (divorce records, death certificate, sworn statement)
Proof of immigration status if you are not a U.S. citizen
Proof of income (pay stubs, government checks)
Proof that you are not eligible for unemployment compensation
Proof of housing expenses (rent receipts, mortgage)
Proof of address (landlord's statement, utility records)
Proof of immunization for all pre-school age children
Other documents as needed. These will be identified to you by your worker.