In Arizona, TANF applicants must meet both the state and federal guidelines for the program. The federal government requires that individuals 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. The federal guidelines have been built into each state.s program, as this is required in order for states to receive the block grants that fund TANF. Therefore, it is really only necessary that applicants be aware of and meet the requirements as outlined by the state of Arizona.
To read more about the federal TANF eligibility guidelines, click here. Arizona residents can use the eligibility pre-screener. Applicants must sign a personal responsibility agreement that states he or she will prepare for and accept any reasonable job offer, ensure that children (ages 6-15) regularly attend school, immunize children, and cooperate with the rules of the program. Additionally, participants are required to meet all on-going eligibility requirements. Applicants must not have countable income that exceeds 36% of the 1992 Federal poverty level. Income must not exceed $275 per month for a two-person household or $347 for a three-person household. Arizona TANF Program.
TANF benefits are figured based on individual state guidelines and dependent on factors such as family size, earned and unearned income, and housing expenses. There is a 36-month limit in the state of Arizona for Cash Assistance benefits. Benefits are paid by EBT or direct deposit.
The food stamp program is a federal program run by state and local agencies, it is for low income families. In most states the same rules for TANF apply for food stamps. If you meet the requirements for TANF, you meet the requirements for food stamps. Find out how to apply for food stamps in AZ or check your Arizona EBT Card balance.