The TANF Mission is to provide necessary assistance to needy families with children on a temporary basis; focusing on providing parents with job preparation, work opportunities, enforcement of Child Support, and other support services that will enable them to become self-sufficient and leave the program.
TANF provides temporary cash assistance and other support services with a 48-month time limit, to needy families with dependent children, who are deprived of the support of at least one parent and whose family income is below the State's Standard of Need. The grant amount depends on family size and income.
TANF provides temporary cash assistance with a 48-month time limit for two parent families as long as the assistance unit meets the definition of a two-parent household.
- The child must be under 19 years of age or 18 years if not in school
- The child must live within a specified relative or legal guardian
- The child must be deprived of the support of a parent by reason of death, continued absence, or incapacity
- The child must be a resident of Georgia and a U.S. citizen or legal alien
- The grantee relative must apply for a Social Security number
Basic Financial Requirements
- Gross income below TANF Gross Income Ceiling. Currently $784 per month for a family of 3.
- Net income below Standard of Need. Currently $424 per month for a family of 3.
- Resources below $1000 limit.