Alabama Department of Human Resources
Providing Benefits and Services to Families in Need
The Family Assistance Division administers programs funded by the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Block Grant designed to provide benefits and services to needy families with children so that children may be cared for in their own homes or in the homes of relatives. These services also promote job preparation, work and marriage and the prevention of out of wedlock pregnancy. Major services/benefits to eligible families include:
Temporary Cash Assistance - The Family Assistance Program provides temporary cash assistance for basic needs for low income families with children under age 18 or age 19 if s/he is a full time student in a secondary school or in the equivalent level of vocational or technical training. Assistance is issued on Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards. Recipients are not to use EBT cards in liquor, wine or beer stores, casinos or other gambling establishments, strip clubs, tattoo or body piercing facilities or facilities providing psychic services. Benefits are not to be used to buy liquor, wine, beer, tobacco products or lottery tickets.
Work and Job Training Services - The JOBS Program provides work and training services to all parents receiving cash assistance to help find and retain employment.
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Families Receiving TANF Benefits
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Children Receiving Benefits
188
Average Monthly Family Benefit
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JOBS Program
This program provides services and work supports to parents receiving cash assistance to help them find and retain employment.
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