The Florida Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program was created to assist low-income families in becoming self-sufficient.
It comes at a time when families are struggling more than ever in the USA, so it is much needed in the state of Florida. The TANF program’s four main goals are to:
- Help impoverished families so that kids can be taken care of in their own homes.
- Encourage marriage, work and job preparation to lessen the dependency of dependent parents.
- Reduce the number of out-of-wedlock pregnancies by preventing them.
- Encourage the establishment and maintenance of two-parent households.
How much will people receive through Florida’s TANF program?
Florida’s portion of the American Rescue Plan is being used to provide cheques for 450 dollars and 1,000 dollars.
As such, residents are receiving yet another much-needed infusion of cash and the state revealed last week that the direct booster payment will go to the 60,000 poorest families.
Families in need will get a 450 dollar cheque for each child living under their roof as a kind of financial assistance.
Additionally, certain first responders received a 1,000 dollar cash bonus in the spring as compensation for their heroic efforts.
The additional 1bn dollars that the state received through the Pandemic Emergency Assistance Program is what is being used to pay for the stimulus cheques.
Who is eligible for Florida’s TANF program?
In order to qualify for these checks, you must firstly be a resident of Florida and a citizen of the United States, a legal immigrant or a qualified alien.
You must also be either unemployed, working part time or making a very modest salary.
Furthermore, you also need to fit one of the following criteria: possess a child who is under 18 years old, be pregnant or be the head of your household and under the age of 18.