Q:

What does the TANF program do?

A:

Quick Answer

Temporary Aid to Needy Families is a federally funded program providing cash assistance to low-income families with dependent children, helping them become self-sufficient. TANF replaced federal welfare programs by providing grant money to states to allow them to provide a variety of social services.

Continue Reading

Full Answer

TANF services include income assistance, including wage supplements for working poor families as well as child care, education assistance, job training and transportation. TANF assistance has a five-year limit for recipients that does not need to be consecutive; once a recipient has accumulated a total of five years of benefits under TANF, he is permanently ineligible.

Learn more about Social Services

Related Questions

Explore