Washington TANF Program

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

With monthly cash payments, WA 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 Washington, use the contact information listed below.

Who can get TANF

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

Washington Tribal TANF

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

Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation
PO Box 150 Nespelem, 99155
Phone: 509-634-2621

Lower Elwha Tribe
3080 Lower Elwha Road Port Angeles, 98363
Phone: 360-452-8471 Ext: 237
Lummi Nation
2616 Kwina Drive Bellingham, 98226
Phone: 360-384-7108
Nooksack Indian Tribe
5048 Mt. Baker Highway PO Box 157 Deming, 98244
Phone: 360-592-0135
Port Gamble S'Klallam
31912 Little Boston Road NE Kingston, 98346
Phone: 360-297-9629
Quileute Indian Tribe
PO Box 277 Push, 98350
Phone: 360-374-0336
Quinault Indian Tribe
PO Box 189 Taholah, 98587
Phone: 360-276-8215 ext 488
PO Box 100 Wellpinit, 99040
Phone: 509-533-1360
Tulalip Tribes
6406 Marine Drive Tulalip, 98271
Phone: 360-716-4889
Upper Skagit Indian Tribe
25944 Community Plaza Way Sedro Woolley, 98284
Phone: 360-854-7090 ext 7020
South Puget Inter-Tribal
3104 SE Olympic Highway Shelton, 98584
Phone: 360-462-3236

  • TANF Office Location

    Washington TANF and WorkFirst Program
    PO Box 45130
    Olympia, WA 98504

  • TANF Phone Number

    The phone number for the Washington TANF office is 877-501-2233 or 800-737-0617.

  • TANF Website

    To view the Washington TANF website, click here.

Map of Washington TANF Office