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Arkansas Transitional Employment Assistance Benefits

Program Description

The Transitional Employment Assistance (TEA) program helps economically needy families with children under the age of 18 become more responsible for the support of their families. The TEA program is Arkansas' welfare reform program under the Federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of Arkansas, either pregnant or responsible for a child under 19 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

To apply, please visit:

You may also call to request an application:

Or write to request an application:
Arkansas Department of Human Services
Arkansas Donaghey Plaza West
Slot S201
P.O.Box 1437
Little Rock, AR 72203-1437

Program Contact Information

For additional information, visit: 501-682-8650