Apply For Nebraska TANF

This page provides the Nebraska 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.

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

Aid to Dependent Children

This program provides cash assistance to low-income families with children 18 or younger. ADC income is used to pay for family living expenses like rent, utilities, food, clothing, and other necessities.

To be eligible for ADC cash assistance, a family must have net monthly income less than the program’s need and payment standards. Sometimes, families may consist of both parents and children. At other times, there may be a parent absent due to separation, divorce, or death. When both parents are absent, a different family member such as a grandparent, aunt, or uncle may receive on behalf of the child(ren).

A family may receive benefits and services from other assistance programs as well. The household may be eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) {formerly Food Stamp Program}, which helps families supplement their food supply. In addition, families may be eligible for subsidized child care to allow adults to participate in Employment First activities which prepare them for employment or help them remain employed.

To encourage movement towards independence, all ADC adults who are able to work must take part in the Employment First program. Employment First provides training, education, work experience, and employment-related activities and supportive services to adults.

ADC adults must also agree to cooperate with Child Support Enforcement efforts as required to remain eligible for assistance. ADC families where the parent(s) are capable of attaining independence are limited to receiving a lifetime of 60 months of cash assistance. The time period begins with the first month of eligibility. Families where the parent is disabled or otherwise found to be unable to work are not time-limited.

ADC families who become ineligible for cash assistance because of an increase in pay may become eligible for extended assistance. These families may receive up to five transitional cash grants and six months of Medicaid coverage without consideration of income. They may receive up to six additional months of Medicaid coverage if the countable income is below 185% of the federal poverty level. Subsidized child care on a sliding fee schedule is also available to these families with income below 185% of the federal poverty level.

To apply, an application must be completed and given to the Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services. For more information, contact your nearest Health and Human Services Office. Or, you may download an application form and mail it to the nearest Health and Human Services Office.

Nebraska Employment Search

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

Apply Online For Nebraska 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.