Indiana TANF

Indiana TANF is a time-limited program that provides cash assistance and other supportive services to assist needy families with children under age 18.

Apart from cash aid, benefits include vouchers for child care 1 and transportation assistance, “employment support”, intended to meet the basic needs of families.

TANF benefits vary based on the family’s countable income up to the maximum allowable amount of $592 for a family of three.


Do I qualify for TANF in Indiana? #

To be eligible for TANF in Indiana, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  1. Be a U.S. citizen or legal alien, or permanent resident.
  2. Be a resident of the state of Indiana.
  3. Be responsible for a child age 18 and younger.
  4. Be unemployed or under employed with very low wages.
  5. Meet income and resource limits.

What is the income limit for TANF in Indiana? #

In Indiana, a family is considered “needy” when their net countable income is less than $288 a month for a family of three. The limit for countable resources is $1,000.

  • Family Size Income Limit
  • 1 $140
  • 2 $230
  • 3 $288
  • 4 $347
  • 5 $405
  • 6 $464
  • 7 $522
  • 8 $581

How much do I get for TANF in Indiana? #

How much money you get for TANF in Indiana largely depends upon your family’s income and size. For example, a family of three in Indiana with no other income is eligible for $288 each month.

How long can I receive TANF in Indiana? #

TANF is intended to be a temporary means of support while families work towards self- sufficiency. In Indiana, receipt of TANF cash assistance is limited to no more than 60 months in a lifetime.

How do I apply for TANF in Indiana? #

To see if you qualify, apply for, and manage current TANF benefits, visit Indiana’s FSSA Benefits Portal or for assistance, call

FSSA Division of Family Resources

What are the requirements to receive TANF in Indiana? #

As a condition of eligibility, you’re required to participate in job search activities available through IMPACT, a component of Indiana’s Welfare-to-Work program.

All applicants are required to attend Applicant Job Search Orientation and complete at least 20 days of “job search activities”.

Failure to do so without good cause will result in the denial of your application. To get started, simply call 800-403-0864, press 3 and say you want to sign up for IMPACT.


  1. Child care services are available for recipients who work or are participating in IMPACT through the county Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Intake Agent.
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