In Missouri, 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 Missouri. To read more about the federal TANF eligibility guidelines, click here. In order to qualify for welfare in Missouri, non-exempt adults must participate in work or work-related activities within two years of receiving temporary assistance welfare benefits. The first parent in a household must engage in work-related activities for 35 hours each week, while the second parent must do so for 20 hours. Missouri 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. In Missouri, TANF benefits are available to eligible residents for a maximum of 60 months (5 years). Benefits are paid by EBT. In 2005, the maximum TANF benefit for a family of three was $292 per month or $3504 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 MO or check your Missouri EBT Card balance.