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New Hampshire Financial Assistance for Needy Families Program (FANF) Benefits

Program Description

The Financial Assistance for Needy Families Program (FANF) provides cash assistance to families with dependent children through either the Family Assistance Program (FAP), the New Hampshire Employment Program (NHEP), the Unemployed Parent program, or the Interim Disabled Parent program. To qualify, the dependent children must lack parental support or care due to death, continued absence or because one or both parents in a two-parent home are disabled, unemployed or working less than 100 hours a month.

Parents of families eligible for FANF cash assistance are also eligible for Medicaid; children of FANF eligible families are eligible for Healthy Kids Gold medical coverage. Families eligible for FANF who do not live in government subsidized housing are also eligible for Emergency Assistance that can help them get and keep safe and secure housing.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of New Hampshire responsible for a child under 20 years of age, a U.S. 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.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

The application for this program can be found at:
http://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dfa/foodstamps/index.htm

Program Contact Information

To learn more about New Hampshire FANF please visit: http://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dfa/tanf/index.htm
You can call the toll-free line to ask about the program. Please call: 1-800-852-3345
To use a web-form to send email inquiries to the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services please link to: http://apps.dhhs.nh.gov/EmailContact/EmailContact.aspx?a=tanf&b=Temporary%20Assistance%20for%20Needy%20Families