In Arkansas, 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 Arkansas. To read more about the federal TANF eligibility guidelines, click here. Arkansas residents can use the eligibility pre-screener. Applicants must sign a personal responsibility agreement that requires accurate information including Social Security Numbers, names, ages, and citizenship status for all residents, in addition to resource and income information. Additionally, participants are required to meet all on-going eligibility requirements and adhere to program time limits. Arkansas 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. The Arkansas TEA program provides job preparation, childcare assistance, and other supportive services that help people succeed. The maximum monthly TANF benefit for a family of three in 2005 was $204 per month, or $2448 per year. There is a 24 month (two year) time limit for receiving welfare benefits in Arkansas.
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 AR or check your Arkansas EBT Card balance.