Information on TANF Arkansas Program. Arkansas TANF is also called Arkansas Transitional Employment Assistance (TEA).
TANF Arkansas is a support service for Arkansas families. The purpose of TANF (Temporarily Assistance to Needy Families) Arkansas 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.
Under TANF, eligible adults are limited to receiving benefits for a total of 60 months in their lifetime, including months of TANF-funded assistance granted in other states. Once this limit is reached, that adult and all members of his or her FA household are ineligible to receive any more TANF benefits. The 60 months need not be consecutive, but rather each individual month in which TANF-funded benefits are received is included in the lifetime count
Do You Qualify for TANF Arkansas?
To qualify for Arkansas TANF:
- you must be a resident of Arkansas,
- either pregnant OR responsible for a child under 19 years of age,
- a US 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.
TANF Arkansas Application Process:
To apply, please visit:
You may also call to request an application:
Or write to request an application:
Arkansas Department of Human Services
Arkansas Donaghey Plaza West
Little Rock, AR 72203-1437
Program Contact InformationFor additional information, visit:501-682-8650