Apply For Minnesota TANF

This page provides the Minnesota 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.

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

The Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) helps families with children meet their basic needs, while helping parents move to financial stability through work. Parents are expected to work, and are supported in working with both cash and food assistance. Most families have a lifetime limit of 60 months on MFIP.

Minnesota TANF Eligibility

MFIP is for families with children and pregnant women. To qualify, your family must:

Asset and vehicle limits

Lifetime limit
Most parents with minor children only get cash help for a total of 60 months.

MFIP Benefits

Families get a monthly benefit that includes cash and food assistance. Parents also get help to find and keep a job.

Employment services

Cash and food assistance

Cash and food benefits are issued automatically through an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card (DHS-6315) (PDF). Benefits change depending on your income. You are better off working when you are on MFIP. When you get a job, the first 43 percent of your earned income will not count in deciding the amount of your benefits. If you do not follow all the program rules, your family’s monthly benefit will be reduced.

Apply For Minnesota TANF

Minnesota Employment Search

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

Apply Online For Minnesota 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.