Apply For Alabama TANF

This page provides the Alabama 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.

Alabama 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 Alabama welfare benefits. Read on for more information about applying for TANF. If you have additional questions or issues about this program, then contact TANF Alabama.

Persons who apply for or receive cash benefits must meet certain requirements. They must help determine eligibility for benefits. They must participate in activities that will help them become able to support their families. This includes cooperating with child support and JOBS. Persons who do not cooperate may be denied or may lose benefits.

TANF Financial Requirements

The child must be in need by agency rules and not have parents or step parents who can support him/her. In need means the family does not have net monthly income that equals or is more than the payment standard and is eligible for at least $10. The payment standard is listed below. In determining need, the income of all persons in the assistance unit is counted. Before earned income is counted, a 20% work expense and childcare are subtracted from gross income

Family means all persons included that make up the family size. Generally, persons to be included are the parents and brothers and sisters of the child(ren) living in the home. Other children related to the parent(s) such as stepchildren and nieces, etc. may be included. (If a child in a group of brothers and sisters is included, all his/her brothers and sisters who live in the home must be included if eligible.) The income of all persons in the unit is used to determine eligibility. A family with income that is equal to or more than the payment standard for the family size is not eligible for FA.

Family Size Payment Standards
1 165
2 190
3 215
4 245
5 275
6 305
7 335
8 365
9 395
10 425
11 455
12 485
13 515
14 545
15 575
16 605

Where To Apply For TANF

You must apply for FA at the Department of Human Resources in the county where you live. The application interview may start with a general explanation of the program to a group of applicants. You must take part in an in-office, private interview with a worker.

Reporting For Applicants:
You must report any changes in your family's situation before your case is awarded.

Reporting For Recipients:
You must notify the Department of any change in your family's situation within 10 days. You must give the Department all information needed for a complete review at least every twelve months. The County Department may ask for some of the information needed in a group interview with other recipients.

Alabama Employment Search

Part of the requirement, while on the TANF program, is finding a job to help sustain your financial needs. Alabama provides an online job site for you to search for employment. You can view the job site by clicking here.

Apply Online For Alabama TANF

If you have questions about applying for TANF benefits, or you want to see if you can apply for TANF Georgia online, then visit the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families website here.