Indiana TANF

Updated June 28, 2019

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 care1 and transportation assistance, “employment support”, intended to meet the basic needs of families.

Benefits vary based on the family’s countable income up to the maximum allowable amount of $288 for a family of three.


FAQ

  • Do I qualify for TANF Indiana?

    In order to qualify for TANF in Indiana, you must be a U.S. national, citizen, legal alien or permanent resident, and be a resident of the state of Indiana.

    You must also meet specific non-financial eligibility criteria and the following income guidelines to qualify.

  • How long can you 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’s Division of Family Resources
    1-800-403-0864

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.

References
  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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