Information on TANF Florida Program
TANF Florida is a support service for Florida families. The purpose of TANF (Temporarily Assistance to Needy Families) Florida 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 Florida?
To qualify for Florida TANF:
- you must be a resident of Florida,
- 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 Florida Application Process:
There are three ways to apply for this program:
- Apply for assistance at: http://www.dcf.state.fl.us/ess/
- Call the statewide call center at 1-866-762-2237, or
- Contact your local Children and Families ACCESS Service Center or local Community ACCESS partner site: http://www.dcf.state.fl.us/programs/access/servicecenters.shtml
For more information on the Florida TANF program, please visit: http://www.dcf.state.fl.us/programs/access/docs/TANF-Plan.pdf