The Texas Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, formerly Aid to Families with Children (ADFC), is a support service for Texas families. The purpose of TANF is to provide financial and medical assistance to needy dependent children and the parents or relatives with whom they are living. Eligible TANF households receive monthly cash and Medicaid benefits. TANF uses state funds to provide cash assistance to families with two parents who both receive benefits with children deprived of parental support because of the unemployment or underemployment of a parent.
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of Texas, 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.
To apply for this program, please contact the local administering agency near you. You can find your local agency on the Texas Workforce Commission website.