Florida’s Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA) program is designed to provide temporary financial assistance to eligible families with children under age 18.
Pregnant women in their third trimester may also be eligible to receive TCA if unable to work. Otherwise, TCA eligibility is available in the 9th month of pregnancy.
Florida requires all work-eligible TCA participants, as a condition of eligibility, to register for work or participate in work related activities through Welfare Transition Program.
Through an array of support services and programs, WTP helps families “transition from welfare to work” by emphasizing self-sufficiency and personal responsibility.
How can I get cash assistance in Florida? #
Application for cash assistance can be made online through ACCESS Florida — the self-service web-based application managed by the state of Florida.
Eligibility is determined through the ACCESS Florida which has automated eligibility processes. Once your application is received, you will be contacted for an eligibility interview, usually within 5 days.
To check the status of your application, call
How much do you get for TANF in Florida? #
For a family of three in Florida, the current TCA payment is $303 a month and it’s limited to no more than 48 months. An exception is made in cases of severe hardship, or if a family member has a medically verifiable disability.
If you need short-term help rather than long-term ongoing cash assistance, you may request for assistance through the Up-front Diversion program.
Up-front “cash” diversion is a one-time payment of up to $1000 to help families facing an unexpected emergency in lieu of ongoing TCA payments.