TANF Arizona






Information on TANF Arizona Program

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

To qualify for Arizona TANF:

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

  • To download an “Application for Assistance”, visit:
    https://egov.azdes.gov/cmsinternet/appforms.aspxUnder “Which Category”, select “Cash Assistance” from the drop-down menu in Option 1. Of the available options, click the one that meets your needs: English-Large Print, Spanish or Spanish-Large Print.You may bring, mail, or fax your completed application to any Department of Economic Security (DES) Family Assistance Administration (FAA) or Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) office. You may also apply online by visiting www.HealtheArizona.org. Once your application is received, an appointment date and time for your interview will be scheduled.

    To locate your nearest FAA or TANF office, visit:
    https://www.azdes.gov/main.aspx?menu=355&id=5233

For more information on Arizona TANF:

Program Contact Information

For questions or additional information, contact FAA Customer Service at 602-542-9935 (if calling from area codes 602, 480 or 623).
For all other area codes call 1-800-352-8401.
You may also access the state website by visiting:


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