Program DescriptionThe Mississippi Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, administered by the Mississippi Department of Human Services (MDHS), provides assistance for needy families with children up to age 18 years without regard to race, creed, color, gender, age, disability or national origin. Monthly TANF money payments are made for children and their needy caretaker relatives who do not have enough income or resources to meet their everyday needs by state Program standards.
General Program RequirementsIn order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of Mississippi, 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 ProcessTo apply for this program, please contact the local administering agency near you:
Program Contact Information
To learn more about the Mississippi Temporary Assistance for Needy (TANF) Programs, please visit: http://www.mdhs.state.ms.us/ea_tanf.html
For additional information or inquiries on TANF, please call toll-free: 1-800-948-4060