Diversion Assistance

Diversion Assistance (DA) is a one-time payment to assist in an immediate need to retain or obtain employment. An applicant may only be approved for DA once in his or her lifetime and once approved, the family is not eligible to receive a TANF cash assistance payment for 12 calendar months. Therefore, it is vital […]

Diversion Assistance FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the Diversion Assistance Program.

UpdatedEBT, Cash Assistance, and Other Cards

Description of different cards and their use.

How to Reopen Cure TANF Work Sanction

FACS Processing Steps for Reopening TANF Work Sanction

State Supplemental Payment (SSP)

The State Supplemental Payment (SSP) provides cash assistance to people who are eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Policy 340:15-1-1. Purpose and legal bases 340:15-1-2. Definitions 340:15-1-4. State Supplemental Payment plan 340:15-1-5. State Supplemental Payment 340:15-1-6. Special requirements 340:15-3-1. Eligibility and available services

Special Medical Status

Special medical status – occurs in certain instances when an individual’s SSP benefit or TANF cash assistance closes and the individual or family remains eligible for medical benefits. For TANF, this occurs when the TANF cash assistance payment would be less than the $10 minimum TANF benefit or when the TANF benefit is frozen while […]

Participant Allowance

Participant allowance – daily cash allowances, up to a maximum of $13 for each day, are made to participants in assigned TAN f Work activities which are scheduled, structured, and supervised. TANF: 340:10-2-1. Work requirements; 340:10-2-3. Employability planning; 340:10-2-5. Job search activities; and 340:10-2-8. Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Work support services.


Expungement – When a client has not accessed EBT or debit card benefits within a certain period of time, benefits may be returned to the state.

Debit Card

Debit card – State Supplemental Payment (SSP) and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families cash assistance benefits are issued to clients on a Master Card debit card. Public Assistance Procedures (SSP & TANF): 340:65-3-6. Cash assistance payment procedures

Cash Assistance

Cash assistance – a term used to indicate the SSP, TANF, or Refugee benefit.  In SSP policy the term used is payment.  The client’s SSP or TANF benefit is issued on a MasterCard debit card or deposited in a financial account designated by the client.  Policy regarding this term is located at: Child Care Subsidy:  […]