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.

Tribal LIHEAP Inquiries

Instructions to Check for LIHEAP Benefits

Income – Earned vs. Unearned

Q/A examples of determining income to be earned or unearned.


Payee – the person in the household in whose name benefits are issued.  The person considered the payee varies depending on the requested programs. The payee may or may not be included in the benefit. Policy regarding this term is located at: Child Care Subsidy: 340:40-3-1. Application process; 340:40-7-12. Sources of excluded income; and 340:40-9-2. […]