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TANF Connecticut

Information on TANF Connecticut Program.  Connecticut TANF is also called Connecticut Cash Assistance

TANF Connecticut is a support service for Connecticut families.  The purpose of TANF (Temporarily Assistance to Needy Families) Connecticut 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 Connecticut?

To qualify for Connecticut TANF:

  • you must be a resident of Connecticut,
  • 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 Connecticut Application Process:

  • To apply, call Connecticut’s TANF office at:

    Program Contact Information

    For more information on the Connecticut TANF program, please visit:http://www.ct.gov/dss/cwp/view.asp?a=2345&q=304872
    For additional information, call the Connecticut Department of Social Services toll-free at:1-800-842-1508