TANF is a support system for Texas families. Its purpose is to provide medical and financial assistance to underprivileged children in need and their guardians—parents, grandparents, or other relatives. Households eligible for TANF receive monthly Medicaid and cash benefits; the program uses state funds to financially assist families with two parents who are underemployed or unemployed, and so are unable to provide adequately for their children. In order to be eligible for the program, you must:
If parents or relatives accept TANF funds, they have to agree to certain conditions. Namely:
For more information about the funds they provide and the conditions for assistance, click here, or review the sources below.