Montana TANF


Montana TANF is a time-limited cash assistance program for needy families with children under the age of 18 as well as pregnant women.

The aim of TANF is to end dependency on government benefits by getting parents to work as quickly as possible.

TANF eligible families may also receive Medicaid coverage, child care assistance and are categorically eligible for SNAP benefits.


As a condition of eligibility, work-eligible participants are required to participate in the Work Readiness Component (WoRC) program which is a job training and employment program for TANF participants.

If you are a single mother, you are required to participate in a minimum of 33 hours per week of WoRC approved activities.1


Apply online at apply.mt.gov — the official self-service web-based portal to prescreen or apply for food, medical, or cash assistance.

In order to use this service you will need to have ePass Montana account. If you do not yet have an account, you must create one.

You may also apply in person at the local Office of Public Assistance. To find a local office nearest you, call 1-888-706-1535.


  1. TANF Program Policy Manual: 705-1 Employment and Training: Participation Hours