Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

Local Office Address: 206 N. Broadway Red Lodge, MT 59068 at Office of Public Assistance

Mailing Address: PO Box 1410 Red Lodge, MT 59068

Phone Number: (406)446-1302

Website: http://www.dphhs.mt.gov/hcsd/tanf/tanfeligibility.shtml

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 7AM-5:30PM

Eligibility: Eligibility for TANF cash assistance is determined by evaluating specific nonfinancial and financial criteria established by federal and state regulations.

Services Offered:  TANF cash assistance is a program providing temporary financial assistance to needy families. Balance of card services can be tracked online at ebt.mt.gov. The receipt of TANF cash assistance is limited to 60 months in an adult’s lifetime. Temporary financial assistance may be provided to the following families and individuals:

  1. Minor Children;
  2. Specified relatives with whom the children are living;
  3. The minor children’s blood-related/adoptive siblings with whom the children are living;
  4. Pregnant women in their last trimester who have no other eligible children; and
  5. Refugees with minor dependent children.

Applying for TANF: Applications seeking TANF benefits must fill out and submit an application containing family and financial information to their local office or the state website. The Online TANF Application can be filled out and submitted at the Montana State site, a PDF version can be printed out and sent in.  Applications can also be obtained at the local office listed above. Additional assistance can be obtained by calling or visiting the local human services office.

Costs of Service: None

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