Information on TANF Alaska Program. Alaska TANF is also called Alaska Temporary Assistance Program (ATAP).
TANF Alaska is a support service for Alaska families. The purpose of TANF (Temporarily Assistance to Needy Families) Alaska 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 Alaska?
To qualify for Alaska TANF:
- you must be a resident of Alaska,
- 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 Alaska Application Process:
To apply, fill out the following application:
Then, call your local Public Assistance District Office to schedule an interview.
Don’t forget to bring your completed application with you to your interview!
Program Contact InformationFor additional information on this program, visit:http://dhss.alaska.gov/dpa/Pages/atap/default.aspxFor general questions, the Public Assistance main office can be reached by calling: 1-907-465-3347