AFS Policy: UpdatedTemporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) is a time limited,  cash assistance program designed to assist families with minor children meet basic living expenses while providing a variety of educational and employment training opportunities.  These opportunities build and enhance employability skills with the goal of successfully moving the family into long term employment and self-sufficiency.

  • General Provisions
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Work Program
  • Conditions of Eligibility – Need
  • Conditions of Eligibility – Mandatory Drug Screening
  • Conditions of Eligibility – Age
  • Conditions of Eligibility – Residence
  • Conditions of Eligibility – Relationship of Payee to Child
  • Conditions of Eligibility – Deprivation
    • 340:10-10-1. Deprivation of parental support or care by a natural or adoptive parent
    • 340:10-10-2. Physical or mental incapacity of the natural or adoptive parent
    • 340:10-10-3. Unemployed parent
    • 340:10-10-4. Continued absence of the natural or adoptive parent(s) from the home
    • 340:10-10-5. Requirement for assignment of support rights and cooperation
    • 340:10-10-6. Good cause
    • 340:10-10-7. Oklahoma Department of Human Services (OKDHS) responsibilities in relation to support payments
  • Conditions of Eligibility – Social Security Numbers
  • Conditions of Eligibility – School Attendance
  • Conditions of Eligibility – Immunizations
  • Conditions of Eligibility – Citizenship and Alienage
  • Conditions of Eligibility for Support Service Funds for Child Only Cases
    • 340:10-18-1. Conditions of eligibility for support service funds
  • Eligibility Requirements for Emergency Assistance to Needy Families with Children
    • 340:10-19-1. Legal base
    • 340:10-19-2. Emergency assistance to needy families with children
    • 340:10-19-3. Eligibility conditions for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families-Emergency Assistance (TANF – EA)
    • 340:10-19-4. Substantiation of eligibility for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families – Emergency Assistance (TANF – EA)
    • 340:10-19-5. Application and disposition of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families – Emergency Assistance (TANF – EA)
    • 340:10-19-6. Payments for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families – Emergency Assistance (TANF – EA)
    • 340:10-19-8. Temporary Assistance for Needy Families – Emergency Assistance (TANF – EA) non-conditioning of payments
    • 340:10-19-9. Title IV-A/EA Emergency Family Services (EFS)
    • 340:10-19-10. Eligibility requirements for Emergency Family Services (EFS)
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Supported Permanency Program
    • 340:10-22-1. Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Supported Permanency Program

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