TANF, Cash Assistance, and How Work Requirements Effect Poverty Relief
Last week we talked about different ways to promote work in safety net programs: incentives or carrots, like the Earned Income Tax Credit and disincentives or ...
Cash Assistance. Eligible families may receive up to 60 months of federally funded cash assistance under the Temporary Aid to Needy Families Program (TANF). Single individuals without children and families who have already received cash assistance for 60 months may receive benefits under the New York State Safety Net Program.
Emergency cash assistance programs have different names, depending on your state. For example, in California, TANF is known as CalWORks, and in New York, it’s the Family Assistance Program. Make an Appointment or Apply Online.
How to Apply: You can apply for or renew your cash assistance benefits online by using COMPASS. The COMPASS website is the online DHS tool where you can apply for and renew services that can help you make ends meet. Learn more about cash assistance programs below: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) | TANF infographic; General Assistance
The Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) offers economic assistance (cash benefits) programs to help families and individuals meet basic needs. If you need help making ends meet, you can apply for economic assistance (cash benefits) through the Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA). DTA ...
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) - Information on the Family Independence Program, State Disability Assistance, SSI, Refugee, and other cash assistance.