TANF Nevada






Information on TANF Nevada Program.  Nevada TANF is also called Nevada Family Assistance

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

To qualify for Nevada TANF:

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

  • You can go to your local welfare office to pick/file an application or you may request an application be mailed to you. The application may be mailed, dropped off or faxed and may be used to apply for any and all programs listed on the form. If you reside on a Nevada Indian Reservation or Colony you may also check with the Tribal Social Service Office or Health Clinics for application information.

    To contact your local welfare office, please visit:
    https://dwss.nv.gov/

    Application forms can also be found online:
    https://dwss.nv.gov/

    Program Contact Information

    To learn more about Nevada TANF please visit: https://dwss.nv.gov/


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