Program DescriptionThe purpose of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program is to provide temporary financial help to eligible low-income families. The program is designed to end dependence by needy parents on government benefits by promoting training, job preparation and work.
General Program RequirementsIn order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of Florida, either pregnant or responsible for a child under 19 years of age, a U.S. national, citizen, legal alien, or permanent resident, have low or very low income, and be either under-employed (working for very low wages), unemployed or about to become unemployed.
Your Next StepsThe following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.
Application ProcessThere are three ways to apply for this program:
- Apply for assistance at: http://www.dcf.state.fl.us/ess/
- Call the statewide call center at 1-866-762-2237, or
- Contact your local Children and Families ACCESS Service Center or local Community ACCESS partner site: http://www.dcf.state.fl.us/programs/access/servicecenters.shtml
Program Contact Information
For more information on the Florida TANF program, please visit: http://www.dcf.state.fl.us/programs/access/docs/TANF-Plan.pdf
You can also view a list of frequently asked questions about the Florida TANF program at: http://www.dcf.state.fl.us/programs/access/generalinfo.shtml