The Family Assistance (FA) Program provides temporary financial assistance for needy families with children whose income must meet the eligibility thresholds.
To be eligible for TANF cash assistance, families must have a monthly income lower than the maximum benefit for their family size. In Alabama, that amount is $215 a month for a family of three.1
Under Alabama’s ”work first” approach, most adult recipients of cash assistance are required to participate in TANF employment program (JOBS) for up to 40 hours a week, unless otherwise exempt.
Failure to comply with the work requirements, without a good cause, will have their benefits reduced or revoked.
Application for Family Assistance (FA) Program can be filed in person at the Department of Human Resources in the county where you reside.
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You may also apply online at MyAlabama.gov — the online application portal for Alabama’s public assistance, including Family Assistance.
After your application is filed, an interview will be arranged to determine your family’s eligibility, either by phone or in person.