Furnishing Social Security Numbers
Each TANF member of the household must provide or apply for a Social Security Number (SSN) unless religious beliefs prohibit
enumeration. Non-qualified non-citizens are not required to provide or apply for an SSN.
The head of household must provide proof immediately, or within six
months, that all children for whom benefits are received are
appropriately immunized. Each household is advised of the
availability of standard immunizations through clinics. Exemptions are
provided for religious belief or medical conditions.
Income / Consideration / Budgeting
The household members must have countable income within certain limits
to be eligible for any TANF benefit. The maximum allowable
income is based upon the number of eligible persons in the
A monthly budget is completed for all households
with income to determine eligibility without application of disregards.
some types of income are counted in this test and not counted in
the cash benefit computation. If gross income is less than 130%
of poverty; next a 100% Needs Standard Test is used to determine if
earned income disregards can be applied.
The cash benefit is computed by subtracting
allowable disregards from gross earned income to arrive at the net
adding unearned income to arrive at the total countable income. The
total countable income is compared to the payment standard
for the household size. The income of stepparents and responsible
parents are also budgeted towards the needs of the TANF household.