Managing Agency Texas

Program Description

The Texas Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, formerly Aid to Families with Children (ADFC), is a support service for Texas families. The purpose of TANF is to provide financial and medical assistance to needy dependent children and the parents or relatives with whom they are living. Eligible TANF households receive monthly cash and Medicaid benefits. TANF uses state funds to provide cash assistance to families with two parents who both receive benefits with children deprived of parental support because of the unemployment or underemployment of a parent.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of Texas, 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

To apply for this program, please contact the local administering agency near you. You can find your local agency on the Texas Workforce Commission website.

Program Contact Information

To learn more about Texas Works, please visit the Texas Workforce Commission website.

Or you can call the Texas Department of Human Service (DHS) toll-free at:

1-877-541-7905

Or send an e-mail to:

mail@dhs.state.tx.us

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