Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How do I find out if I am eligible?
Q. If I have received assistance beyond the 60 month time limit, may I still receive assistance for my children?
A. Once an adult is ineligible to receive federally funded TANF assistance due to reaching the 60 month limit, the children in the home may still be eligible to receive assistance. Supportive Services and performance incentives however may be restricted due to the ineligibility of the adult.
Q. What Supportive services am I eligible for?
A. OVCDC Tribal TANF provides a number of Supportive Services to eligible families to help them overcome barriers to meeting the required work participation activities. Supportive Service requests are reviewed on a case-by-case basis depending on the identified need for the service and whether it will assist the family in achieving self-sufficiency. These include but are not limited to:
- Child care costs
- Transportation costs
- Medical and non-medical substance abuse services, mental health services and other medical services not covered by other insurance or Medi-Cal.
- School and work clothing allowances
- Job skill training fees and tuition
- Vehicle repair
- Professional license fees
- Driver’s license fees
- Grooming/hygiene expenses
- Relocation expenses
- Emergency food expenses
- Utility expenses
- Automobile insurance expenses
- Housing and emergency shelter expenses
- Special tools or equipment
- Business start-up expenses
Q. Can I work and still get assistance?
Q. Do my children need to live with me to receive services?
A. At least one of your minor children under age 18, or under 19 if they are still attending a secondary or equivalent school must reside with you in your home. You may only receive cash aid for those minor children living in your home, with the exception of certain situations. If your child reaches age 18 (or 19) it is your responsibility to notify us in the month this occurs. Please contact your nearest TANF office for more information.
Q. If I find a job and no longer qualify for cash assistance, are there any other services I would qualify for?
Q. If I am a relative taking care of a relative child, am I eligible for assistance?
Q. If I am disabled and receiving SSI/SDI, am I eligible for assistance?
Q. If I am an undocumented?
Q. If I live with another adult, who is not my partner, is their income counted?
Q. How many days do I have to notify my case counselor of any changes to my family circumstances?
A. You are required to inform OVCDC Tribal TANF Program with 10 days of any changes in family income, family resources, number of persons in the household, changes of address, children’s school attendance or living arrangement which may affect your right to receive assistance.