Puerto Rico TANF Program
Learn about TANF Puerto Rico. The official name for the state TANF program is Puerto Rico Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. The department that handles Temporary Assistance for Needy Families is the Department of the Family. If you have questions about PR 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 Puerto Rico Temporary Assistance for Needy Families provides temporary cash benefits and supportive services to the neediest of children and their families in Puerto Rico.
With monthly cash payments, PR 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 Puerto Rico, use the contact information listed below.
Who can get TANF
If you are looking to apply for the Puerto Rico 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 PR. To view the full application process, see how to apply for TANF in Puerto Rico.
TANF Office Location
Puerto Rico Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
PO Box 11398
San Juan, PR 00910
TANF Phone Number
The phone number for the Puerto Rico TANF office is 787-289-7600 or 787-294-0738.
To view the Puerto Rico TANF website, click here.