Apply For Arizona TANF

This page provides the Arizona TANF eligibility requirements. Applicants must meet both state and federal guidelines for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program. Individuals who apply for TANF must meet the monetary and non-monetary state guidelines, complete work-related activities, provide paternity information about the children in the household and report as required by the state.

Arizona residents who qualify for welfare are required to furnish information such as citizenship, income, resources, and age. Only household members who are eligible can receive Arizona welfare benefits. Read on for more information about applying for TANF. If you have additional questions or issues about this program, then contact TANF Arizona.

Do I Qualify for Cash Assistance?

The following individuals may be eligible for Cash Assistance:

Eligibility factors include:

If you are unsure whether you qualify, you should still apply. Additional eligibility details are found in the Family Assistance Administration (FAA) policy manual. After applying for benefits, you are required to have an eligibility interview, also called a fact-finding interview.

Apply for Family Assistance Benefits

The same application is used to apply for Cash Assistance, AHCCCS Health Insurance (Medical Assistance) and Nutrition Assistance (formerly the Food Stamp Program).

Step One:
Gather information needed to apply. Whether you are applying for the first time or reapplying, the items listed below MAY be needed to determine eligibility. Tell your Eligibility Interviewer (EI) if you need help finding or showing proof of the documents. Please bring all current information to your interview; this will help to speed up the eligibility process.

Step Two: Complete an application for benefits
Ways to apply:

Step Three: Turn in your application
Turning in your application and required documentation starts the process. You can turn in your application in person, by mail, or by fax to your local FAA office or complete an online application. Once they receive your application, they can begin to decide if you qualify for benefits.

After The TANF Application

For Cash Assistance and Nutrition Assistance, you will be contacted for an Eligibility Interview (also called a fact-finding interview). For all programs, if any additional information is needed, you will be contacted by telephone or mail. You will receive your eligibility decision by mail.

Arizona Employment Search

Part of the requirement, while on the TANF program, is finding a job to help sustain your financial needs. Arizona provides an online job site for you to search for employment. You can view the job site by clicking here.

Apply Online For Arizona TANF

If you have questions about applying for TANF benefits, or you want to see if you can apply for TANF Arizona online, then visit the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families website here.