Apply For Alaska TANF

This page provides the Alaska 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.

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

Alaska Temporary Assistance Program

TANF Eligible Families

To receive Temporary Assistance, the family must have less than $2,000 in countable resources, or $3,000 if the family includes an individual who is 60 or older. Resources that do not count include the family's home, household goods and personal property, and most vehicles.

The family must also have countable income less than the ATAP income limit. When an adult goes to work, a portion of their earnings is disregarded as an incentive to work. The amount of the disregards decreases over a five-year period.

The amount of cash assistance a family receives depends on the family's size, income and shelter expenses. Benefits are reduced for families with low shelter costs. Also only one parent is included in the household size for families with two parents who are both able to work.

TANF Work Requirement

The goal of the Temporary Assistance program is to move Alaskans into jobs so they can support their families. To attain this goal, the program uses the "Work First" approach. Work First holds that the best way to succeed in the labor marked is to get a job, then develop more skills and work habits on the job to advance and leave assistance.

Temporary Assistance participants are required to look for paid employment. Individuals who cannot find immediate paid employment participate in activities that focus on gaining skills and experience that lead directly to employment, and increase the family's self-sufficiency. Such activities include community work experience, job skills and life skills training, adult basic education and GED preparation.

Alaska Employment Search

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

Apply Online For Alaska 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.