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Family Independence Program (TANF Child-Only Grant)

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This program, also called Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program (TANF) Child-Only Grant, helps families caring for children. It provides caregivers (this does not have to be the child’s legal guardian) with a monthly cash benefit to help care for the child or children. Caregivers can be a parent or non-parent (including grandparents, foster parents, aunts, and uncles).

You can get more information about this program and other programs in your state by going to the AARP GrandFacts State Fact Sheets at: www.aarp.org/relationships/friends-family/grandfacts-sheets/.


How do I apply?

To apply for this program, please print and fill out the application form and mail it to your local office. You can also use the online application.

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I Eligible?

Get Help from a Benefits Enrollment Center

Start Enrollment or Ask Questions

A Benefits Enrollment Center (BEC) can offer you personal, one-on-one assistance as you navigate program eligibility and look to apply. With support from the National Council on Aging (NCOA), the BEC can help you apply for an enroll in all of the benefits you may be missing out on.

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Toll-Free: 1-800-794-6559

Website: support@benefitscheckup.org

Get Help from a Benefits Enrollment Center

Start Enrollment or Ask Questions

A Benefits Enrollment Center (BEC) can offer you personal, one-on-one assistance as you navigate program eligibility and look to apply. With support from the National Council on Aging (NCOA), the BEC can help you apply for an enroll in all of the benefits you may be missing out on.

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Toll-Free: 1-800-794-6559

Website: support@benefitscheckup.org

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