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. […]

Adult Basic Education (ABE)

ABE – acronym used for Adult Basic Education. Policy regarding an absent parent is located at: Child Care Subsidy: 340:40-7-7. Establishing the need factor for child care; and 340:40-7-8. Defining the need factor for child care benefits. TANF: 340:10-2-6.1. Educational services.

TANF Cases

Clients receiving TANF benefits must meet these responsibilities: Must cooperate in plan to be employed Must participate in work-related activities Must provide proof of immunization for children Must maintain regular school attendance for children Must assign to DHS payments for child support, spousal support, and medical support Must identify absent parents and establish paternity and […]


Complete and accurate case notes are important whenever you take action on a case or speak with a client. The information below provides important items to document in case notes that are specific to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. New Application/Review Document the application date Record the face to face interview date […]