TANF is a program for low income families with children. In Wyoming, the TANF program is called POWER, Personal Opportunities With Employment Responsibilities.
POWER is a time-limited cash assistance program designed to assist families near the poverty level to become self-sufficient through a combination of employment, cash support and other supportive resources.
All eligible families in Wyoming receive at least 24 months of assistance but no more than 60 months in a lifetime. For a family of three, with no income, could receive monthly cash assistance in the amount of $712.
Who qualifies for welfare in Wyoming? #
In order to qualify for POWER, you must:
- Be responsible for daily care of a child under the age of 18.
- Meet citizenship and alien status requirements.
- Meet income and resource requirements. 1
The law requires all TANF applicants ages 16-59 who aren’t disabled to participate in work-related activities and cooperate with child support as a condition of eligibility.
How do I get welfare in Wyoming? #
You may apply for TANF/POWER by contacting your local DFS office near you and ask to speak to a POWER Case Manager.
For more information on the Wyoming POWER program, please contact
TANF Program Manager
Wyoming Department of Family Services
State Adult Student Financial Aid (SASFA) is another cash assistance program for single parents who are attending college for the first time.
- POWER Caretaker Relative program only counts the income and resources of the child, not the caretaker relative.