How to apply for TANF in Miami
Miami TANF Application
The purpose of the Florida Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program is to provide temporary financial help to eligible low-income families. The Miami program is designed to end dependence by needy parents on government benefits by promoting training, job preparation and work. In order to qualify for the TANF benefits in Miami, you must be a resident of Florida and have documented proof of your address. Applicants must also either be pregnant, or responsible for a child under the age of 19. Unlike New York City, Miami extends TANF up to children of 19 years old.
Additionally, you must be a US national, citizen, legal alien, or permanent resident, have low or very low income, and be under-employed (working for very low wages), unemployed or about to become unemployed.
In Miami, and other Florida cities, there are 3 ways to apply for TANF benefits. Applicants can either submit an application on the Florida state government website, call the statewide call center at 1-866-762-2237, or contact your local Children and Families ACCESS Service Center or local Community ACCESS partner site through the Florida state government website.
Like New York, Florida mandates TANF regulations and requirements through the state government, and as such, TANF applications are generally the same in all Florida cities. And, also like New York, if someone applies for TANF in Miami and falls into the requirements, they will be guaranteed their benefits. There is no waiting list or waiting line preventing reception.