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Florida Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

Program Description

The purpose of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program is to provide temporary financial help to eligible low-income families. The program is designed to end dependence by needy parents on government benefits by promoting training, job preparation and work.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of Florida, either pregnant or responsible for a child under 19 years of age, a US national, citizen, legal alien, or permanent resident, have low or very low income, and be either under-employed (working for very low wages), unemployed or about to become unemployed.

Application Process

For more information, see the Program Contact Information below.

For more information on the Florida TANF program, please visit:

You can also view a list of frequently asked questions about the Florida TANF program at:

You can also call the Department of Children & Families to learn more about Florida TANF at: