1. What is Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)?
  2. How much assistance may a family receive from TANF?
  3. How long does it take to receive TANF if I am eligible?
  4. How long can a family receive TANF?

What is Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)?
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) is a program for families with children under the age of 18 and in financial need. United States citizenship is required for those assisted by this program.

 

How much assistance may a family receive from TANF?
The amount of the TANF check is based on the size of the family. A family may be eligible for TANF while receiving money from other benefits.

 

How long does it take to receive TANF if I am eligible?
The processing time frame is 30 days from the date of application.

 

How long can a family receive TANF?
A family who has someone in the VIEW (Virginia Initiative for Employment not Welfare) program may receive TANF for no longer than 24 months, followed by a period of ineligibility. A family may receive TANF no longer than 60 months in a lifetime.