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Maine Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Benefits

Program Description

Maine TANF is financial assistance to keep children in their homes while the family is temporarily unable to support themselves. While receiving assistance, parents or caretaker relatives work on an employment plan to become self-supporting.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of Maine, 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 or a child(ren) that is deprived of the care and support of a parent because of death, disability, continued absense or un/under-employment.

Your Next Steps

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

Application Process

For more information, see the Program Contact Information below.

Program Contact Information

To download an application for TANF, click here:
To locate your local Bureau of Family Independence regional office and ask about TANF, please go to: