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Cash Assistance Programs

Supplemental Security Income

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a federal income support program. It is designed to help aged, blind, or disabled people who have little or no income. It provides cash to meet basic needs such as food, clothing, and shelter.

Social Security Disability Insurance

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a federal income support program. It is designed to help aged, blind, or disabled people who have paid Social Security taxes via employment in the past. It provides cash assistance to meet an individual's basic needs. Unlike SSI, there is no income limit for individuals to receive SSDI.

Alabama TANF ("Family Assistance")

Alabama's Family Assistance (or TANF) program provides cash aid and services to eligible families that have a child(ren) in the home. If a family has little or no cash and needs housing, food, utilities, clothing or medical care, they may be eligible to receive short-term assistance to help pay for necessary expenses.

Alaska TANF ("Temporary Assistance Program")

Alaska's Temporary Assistance Program (ATAP), also known as the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program, provides cash aid and services to eligible families that have a child(ren) in the home. If a family has little or no cash and needs housing, food, utilities, clothing or medical care, they may be eligible to receive short-term assistance to help pay for necessary expenses.

Arizona TANF ("Cash Assistance")

Arizona's Cash Assistance, or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, provides cash aid and services to eligible families that have a child(ren) in the home. If a family has little or no cash and needs housing, food, utilities, clothing or medical care, they may be eligible to receive short-term assistance to help pay for necessary expenses.

Arkansas TANF

Arkansas' Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program provides cash aid and services to eligible families that have a child(ren) in the home. If a family has little or no cash and needs housing, food, utilities, clothing or medical care, they may be eligible to receive short-term assistance to help pay for necessary expenses.

California TANF ("CalWorks")

CalWorks is Califonia's Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. It provides cash aid and services to eligible families that have a child(ren) in the home. If a family has little or no cash and needs housing, food, utilities, clothing or medical care, they may be eligible to receive short-term assistance to help pay for necessary expenses.

Colorado TANF ("Colorado Works")

Colorado Works is Colorado's Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. It provides cash aid and services to eligible families that have a child(ren) in the home. If a family has little or no cash and needs housing, food, utilities, clothing or medical care, they may be eligible to receive immediate short-term assistance to help pay for necessary expenses.

Connecticut TANF

Connecticut's Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program provides cash aid and services to eligible families that have a child(ren) in the home. If a family has little or no cash and needs housing, food, utilities, clothing or medical care, they may be eligible to receive short-term assistance to help pay for necessary expenses.

Delaware TANF

Delaware's Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program provides cash aid and services to eligible families that have a child(ren) in the home. If a family has little or no cash and needs housing, food, utilities, clothing or medical care, they may be eligible to receive short-term assistance to help pay for necessary expenses.