In Indiana, 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 Indiana. To read more about the federal TANF eligibility guidelines, click here. In order to qualify for TANF in Indiana, households must include a child under the age of 18. Potential applicants can use the eligibility pre-screener to see if they are eligible for welfare benefits. To use the pre-screener, click on the appropriate county name and then click the screening tool link. Indiana 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 Indiana TANF program is available to eligible residents for a maximum of 24 months (2 years). Benefits are paid by EBT. Monetary benefits range from $139 to $697 per month depending on income and household size.
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 IN or check your Indiana EBT Card balance.