Texas TANF Program

Learn about TANF Texas. The official name for the state TANF program is Texas Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. The department that handles Temporary Assistance for Needy Families is the Texas Department of Health and Human Services. If you have questions about TX 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 Texas Temporary Assistance for Needy Families provides temporary cash benefits and supportive services to the neediest of children and their families in Texas.

With monthly cash payments, TX 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 Texas, use the contact information listed below.

Who can get TANF

If you are looking to apply for the Texas 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 TX. To view the full application process, see how to apply for TANF in Texas.

Texas Tribal TANF

Below is a list of tribal offices that handle TANF benefits in their area.

Texas Health and Human Services Commission
4900 N. Lamar Blvd. Austin, 78751
Phone: 512-424-6500

  • TANF Office Location

    Texas Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
    101 E. 15th Street
    Austin, TX 78778

  • TANF Phone Number

    The phone number for the Texas TANF office is 877-541-7905 or 512-463-2222.

  • TANF Website

    To view the Texas TANF website, click here.

Map of Texas TANF Office