Apply For North Carolina TANF
This page provides the North Carolina TANF eligibility requirements. Applicants must meet both state and federal guidelines for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program. Individuals who apply for TANF must 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.
North Carolina residents who qualify for welfare are required to furnish information such as citizenship, income, resources, and age. Only household members who are eligible can receive North Carolina welfare benefits. Read on for more information about applying for TANF. If you have additional questions or issues about this program, then contact TANF North Carolina.
Work First Eligibility Requirements
The following chart describes the Work First Eligibility Requirements. In reference to the "What's Needed" column on the chart, if we are unable to establish eligibility for assistance, additional information may be required.
|Eligibility Requirement||What's Needed||How Often|
|Identity||Passport, ID, other primary documents||At application or if questionable|
|Address/Living With/Living Arrangement||Valid NC driver's license, lease agreement, utility bill||At application, review, change in situation|
|Age||Birth certificate||At application, change in situation|
|Kinship||Birth certificate, copy of court order documents||At application, change in situation|
|Citizenship/Alien Status||Passport, ID, other primary documents||At application or if questionable|
|Social Security Number||Valid social security card or number||At application - or until received|
Wages/Self-Employment Public Benefits/ Private Retirement Benefits/ Trust, etc.
|Wage stubs, verification from employer, tax forms, award letter||At application, review, change in situation|
|Assets/Resources||Ownership and tax records, bank and court documents||At application, review, change in situation|
Work First Income Standards
|Assistance Unit||Need Standard||Max Benefit Payment|
How to Apply For TANF North Carolina
Applications for the Work First Family Assistance Program can be made at your local county Departments of Social Services in the county in which the household resides. Applications are only taken at local county Departments of Social Services. If you have additional questions please contact us via email.
North Carolina Employment Search
Part of the requirement, while on the TANF program, is finding a job to help sustain your financial needs. North Carolina provides an online job site for you to search for employment. You can view the job site by clicking here.
Apply Online For North Carolina TANF
If you have questions about applying for TANF benefits, or you want to see if you can apply for TANF North Carolina online, then visit the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families website here.