Information on TANF Oklahoma Program. Oklahoma TANF is also called Oklahoma Cash Assistance
TANF Oklahoma is a support service for Oklahoma families. The purpose of TANF (Temporarily Assistance to Needy Families) Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma?
To qualify for Oklahoma TANF:
- you must be a resident of Oklahoma,
- 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 Oklahoma Application Process:
Applications for TANF can be filled out at the Oklahoma Department of Human Service (DHS) office in the county where the family lives. To locate a local DHS office, please visit:
Program Contact InformationFor more information on Oklahoma TANF, please visit:http://www.okdhs.org/programsandservices/tanf/