Temporary Assistance for Families in Idaho (TAFI)

Temporary Assistance for Families in Idaho (TAFI) provides monthly cash assistance and work preparation services for needy families with kids in Idaho.

TAFI is designed to provide temporary cash assistance. Monthly cash benefits are provided to eligible families up to a lifetime limit of 24 months.

Extended Cash Assistance (ECA) may be provided to families who have received 24 months of cash assistance, for up to another 36 months.


How do I qualify for TAFI in Idaho? #

To qualify for TAFI in Idaho, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  1. Be a U.S. citizen or a lawful permanent resident.
  2. Be a resident of the state of Idaho.
  3. Be pregnant or have a child under age 19.
  4. Be unemployed or under employed (working for very low wages).
  5. Meet income limit guidelines.

What is the income limit for TANF in Georgia? #

In Idaho, a family is considered “needy” when their countable income is less than $389 a month for a family of three. The limit for countable resources is $5,000.

  • Family Size Income Limit
  • 1 $309
  • 2 $309
  • 3 $389
  • 4 $469
  • 5 $547
  • 6 $628
  • 7 $708
  • 8 $787

How much is TANF in Idaho? #

Families in Idaho with little or no income receive a maximum of $309 per month, regardless of family size — up to the lifetime limit of 24 months.

How do I apply for TANF in Idaho? #

Application for TAFI can now be done online through IdaLink — the official self-service portal for residents of Idaho to apply for public assistance from the comfort of their home.

Before the application can be approved, applicants will be required to engage in job search activities, unless otherwise exempt.

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As a condition of eligibility, all work-ready applicants will be required to participate in Idaho’s Enhanced Work Services (EWS) Program for a specified number of hours per week.

Through EWS, services essential to the participant’s entry into employment will be provided on an individualized basis.

Who qualifies for AABD? #

The Aid for Aged, Blind, and Disabled (AABD) Program, the other cash assistance under TANF, provides a certain amount of cash each month for individuals who are 65 or older, blind, or disabled.

Eligible individuals will receive a small payment each month to help with everyday living expenses — capped at $53 per person.

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