In Hawaii, 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 Haiwaii. To read more about the federal TANF eligibility guidelines, click here. In order to qualify for TANF in Hawaii, a household must have at least one child that is age 19 or younger. Additionally, the gross income of the entire household must be less than 185% of the Federal Poverty Level for 2006. Hawaii 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 Hawaii TANF program provides monetary benefits for a maximum of 60 months to recipients who participate in work-related activities for at least 30 hours a week. Hawaii welfare benefits are paid by EBT; to learn more about this method of payment, click here. The maximum monthly TANF benefit in 2005 for a family of three was $570 per month, or $6840 per year.
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 HI or check your Hawaii EBT Card balance.