Temporary Assistance For Needy Families (TANF)
The Welfare Transition program provides emphasis on work, self-sufficiency and personal responsibility, as well as opportunities for welfare recipients from welfare to work.
The support structure includes the program and services such as: employment programs, job training, child care and transportation assistance; diversion program to reduce domestic violence and child abuse, diversions to prevent families from going on welfare as well as relocation assistance.
To be eligible for the program and benefits, you must first register with the Florida Department of Children and Families. Check here to find out more.
Families that receive cash assistance are required to meet the Department of Children and Families (DCF) Temporary Cash Assistance eligibility criteria, register for work and participate in work activities. Services provided through the Program are based on the availability of resources and the individual’s progress towards completion of the steps in achieving the agreed upon goals. The WT program has both opportunities and obligations that will be explained in the introductory orientation.
Is CareerSource Brevard the same as the Department of Children and Families (DCF)?
No, however, we partner with DCF to manage the work registration of the Temporary Cash Assistance program.
How do I get a voucher for free childcare?
Childcare assistance is a support service of the Welfare Transition program. This program’s participants are receiving Temporary Assistance For Needy Families (TANF) from the Department of Children & Families (DCF) and are required to complete mandatory activities. CareerSource Brevard partner’s with the Early Learning Coalition to provide subsidized childcare to those participants. Read more about TCA here. You can also be placed on ELC’s wait list, please call 321-637-1800.
What are the requirements for qualifying for Up-Front Diversion? And how do you apply?
If you are applying for Temporary Cash Assistance and you are employed or have a job offer, you may be considered for Up-Front Diversion. The Up-Front Diversion may help to start at or keep the job you have now by assisting you with an emergency situation. If you qualify for Up-Front Diversion, you may also receive a one-time cash payment. The amount of this payment is limited, but could be as much as $1,000. The Up-Front Diversion requires recipients to remain off cash assistance for several months. For more information please contact 321-394-0655.
I would like to end my cash assistance benefits and need to know what steps I would need to take.
If you wish to cancel your TANF benefits and thus your participation in our Welfare Transition Program, you may go to the local center where you have your WTP case, and request a “cash Opt Off form”.