Applicants and recipients of TANF and those leaving TANF are eligible for support services to help aid participation in Personal Work Plan requirements. These include, but are not limited to:
child care: recipients applying with children can receive up to $280 a month. The transitional child care (TCC) program is available for families leaving the program to go to work. TCC is available for up to one year on a sliding scale fee basis.
transportation: TANF recipients are eligible for help with the cost of operating a vehicle, bus tickets, parking fees, driver's license fees, vehicle repair, car insurance, etc. Usually you are reimbursed $3.00 a day and no more than $350 a month.
work apparel required for employment or training
eyewear, medical, and dental services when required for employment
tools and supplies required for employment or training
occupational licensing fees up to $300
transitional medical care: If you become ineligible for TANF for employment reasons you can get transitional Medicaid for you and your children for a 12 month period. You will be asked to report your wages and other information to DFCS.
The Section 8 housing program provides affordable housing to very low income individuals in the private market. Participants must qualify for Prosperity Vouchers in order to receive Section 8 Housing.
Families that are eligible for Prosperity Vouchers:
Families that are currently receiving TANF
Families that have received TANF in the preceding 24 months
Families that were eligible to receive TANF in the preceding 24 months but were provided another source of assistance
Families that would have been eligible to receive TANF in the preceding 24 months but did not submit an application.
Click here for information on extending TANF and After-Employment Services.
If you feel that you have been denied any services that you should be receiving, you have the right to request a fair hearing. Contact your local Georgia Legal Services Office (1-800-498-9469) or the Georgia Client Council (404-206-5327).