TANF New Jersey






Information on TANF  New Jersey Program

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

To qualify for  New Jersey TANF:

  • you must be a resident of  New Jersey,
  • 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  New Jersey Application Process:

  1. There are 21 county welfare agencies within New Jersey who administer the TANF program. To determine whether you are eligible for Work First New Jersey benefits and to apply, contact your county welfare agency. A complete list of the agencies is available by clicking on the link below: http://www.nj.gov/humanservices/dfd/programs/njsnap/cwa/

For more information on the  New Jersey TANF program, please visit http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/dfd/programs/workfirstnj/

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