Pregnant Women Assistance (PWA) Program

Pregnant Women Assistance (PWA) is a state-funded program that provides women who are low-income and pregnant and who are not eligible for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families or State Family Assistance with cash assistance.

PWA program provides a maximum monthly cash grant of $363 to eligible women residing in Washington state who:

  • are pregnant.
  • meet income and resource requirements.
  • meet citizenship/alien status requirements.
  • do not meet a 60-month TANF Time Limit Extension hardship category.

Financial help for pregnant women in Washington State

In addition to cash stipend, participants of PWA are also eligible to receive a referral to the housing and essential needs (HEN) program for 24 consecutive months from the date the department determines PWA eligibility.

PWA eligibility begins the date all verification is received, including verification of pregnancy, and continues to the end of pregnancy.

Application for PWA cash assistance can be done online through the Washington Connection, by phone at 877-501-2233 or in person at your local Community Services Office.

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