New York TANF Program

Learn about TANF New York. The official name for the state TANF program is New York Temporary Assistance (TA). The department that handles Temporary Assistance for Needy Families is the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance. If you have questions about NY TANF, please use the contact information below.

What is TANF benefits?

The goal of the TANF program is to provide benefits to families in need with both financial assistance and work opportunities, assisting the family to become self-sufficient. The New York Temporary Assistance provides temporary cash benefits and supportive services to the neediest of children and their families in New York.

With monthly cash payments, NY TANF can help families pay for items like food, housing, furniture, utilities, clothing, phone, transportation, laundry, supplies for the home and some medical supplies that are not paid for by Medicaid. To find out more information about TANF New York, use the contact information listed below.

Who can get TANF

If you are looking to apply for the New York TANF program, then you will need to meet certain requirements. To qualify for TANF you will need to have low income, be either a US citizen, have a green card, or be an American Indian born outside the US. You also will need to be either pregnant with no other children in the house, or have children under the age of 18 with the parents still living together.

Or the children are living with relatives or other custodial adult, or an 18-year-old child who has not graduated high school and who is a full-time student at a secondary, vocational or technical training school or a disabled person between the ages of 19 and 21 who is participating in a full-time secondary school program. You will also need to live in the state of NY. To view the full application process, see how to apply for TANF in New York.

  • TANF Office Location

    New York Temporary Assistance
    40 North Pearl Street
    Albany, NY 12243

  • TANF Phone Number

    The phone number for the New York TANF office is 800-342-3009 or 518-473-1090.

  • TANF Website

    To view the New York TANF website, click here.

Map of New York TANF Office