TANF Application Instructions

To apply for the Texas TANF program, you will have two options:

Apply Online

You can apply online for the program by simply going to Your Texas Benefits and completing the application. If you are a first time visitor, you'll have to create an account before you can fill out the application.

Apply in Person

You can also apply in person by visiting HHSC office near you. You can also apply by finding a start here near you that works with HHSC benefits.

Eligibility Requirements

In order to receive TANF benefits in Texas, you will have to meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • U.S citizen or eligible alien
  • Social Security Number
  • Resident of state of Texas
  • Meet all the income requirements for the program
  • Families applying for TANF must have dependent children less than 18 years of age

If you are a pregnant woman, you can qualify for TANF if you meet financial requirements for the program.