Mississippi Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

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

Overview

The Mississippi Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, administered by the Mississippi Department of Human Services (MDHS), provides assistance for needy families with children up to age 18 years without regard to race, creed, color, gender, age, disability or national origin. Monthly TANF money payments are made for children and their needy caretaker relatives who do not have enough income or resources to meet their everyday needs by state Program standards.

Administration

Mississippi Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) is administered by Administration for Children and Families (ACF).

Program Requirements:

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of Mississippi, 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.

Application Details

For more information on how to apply, please visit the Mississippi Department of Human Services.

Contact:

1-800-948-4060

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