TANF stands for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. TANF provides cash help to families with children living at home. TANF can help some legal immigrants pay for basic needs.
You must be in the United States legally. You must have children living with you and have very low income.
Some legal immigrants cannot get TANF. Even if you are here legally, you may not be able to get TANF if:
If you are legal and in one of these groups, you may be able to get help from TANF if:
For questions about programs you can contact:
Maine Equal Justice Partners
207-626-7058 or toll-free at 1-866-626-7059
For questions about immigrant status you can contact:
Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project (ILAP)
207-780-1593 or toll-free at 1-800-497-8505
126 Sewall Street
Augusta ME 04330
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