Information on TANF Delaware Program. Delaware TANF is also called Delaware Cash Assistance
TANF Delaware is a support service for Delaware families. The purpose of TANF (Temporarily Assistance to Needy Families) Delaware 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 Delaware?
To qualify for Delaware TANF:
- you must be a resident of Delaware,
- 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 Delaware Application Process:
Click here to go to Delaware’s Application for Social Services and Internet Screening Tool (ASSIST):
https://assist.dhss.delaware.gov/You can also download and fill out an application here:
The completed application will then need to be submitted to your local Division of Social Services office, which you can locate here:
Program Contact InformationFor more information on the Delaware TANF program, please visit: http://www.state.de.us/dhss/dss/tanf.htmlTo ask about the TANF program you can also call the Delaware of Division of Social Services (DSS) at: 1-302-255-9500