Managing Agency District of Columbia

Program Description

Temporary Cash Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) provides cash assistance to needy families with dependent children when available resources do not fully address the family's needs, and while preparing program participants for independence through work.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the District of Columbia, 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 Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

Apply for Benefits at:

Program Contact Information

For more information on the District of Columbia TANF program, please visit:
Or write:
DC Department of Human Services
64 New York Avenue, NE
Washington, D.C. 20002

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