Maryland Temporary Cash Assistance

Administration for Children and Families (ACF) in Living Assistance
December 19, 2018

Overview

The Maryland Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA) - known as the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program federally- is designed to help needy families achieve self-sufficiency. States receive grants to design and operate programs that accomplish one of the purposes of the TANF program.

The four purposes of the TANF program are to:

  • Provide assistance to needy families so that children can be cared for in their own homes
  • Reduce the dependency of needy parents by promoting job preparation, work and marriage
  • Prevent and reduce the incidence of out-of-wedlock pregnancies
  • Encourage the formation and maintenance of two-parent families


Note: TANF is sometimes referred to by state specific names.

Administration

Maryland Temporary Cash Assistance is administered by Administration for Children and Families (ACF).

Program Requirements:

In general for this benefit program, you must be a U.S. national, citizen, legal alien or permanent resident, and have very low income. You must also be a resident of the state of Maryland.

Application Details

To apply online, please contact your Department of Human Resources Local Office.

Contact:

(800) 332-6347

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