Wisconsin TANF Program

Learn about TANF Wisconsin. The official name for the state TANF program is Wisconsin Works (W-2). The department that handles Temporary Assistance for Needy Families is the Department of Children and Families. If you have questions about WI 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 Wisconsin Works provides temporary cash benefits and supportive services to the neediest of children and their families in Wisconsin.

With monthly cash payments, WI 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 Wisconsin, use the contact information listed below.

Who can get TANF

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

Wisconsin Tribal TANF

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

Bad River Band of Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa
PO Box 55 Odana, 54861
Phone: 715-682-7127

Forest County Potawatomi Community
PO Box 340 Crandon, 54520
Phone: 715-478-7206
Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians
PO Box 67 Lac du Flambeau, 54533
Phone: 715-588-4235
Menominee Indian Tribe
PO Box 910 Keshena, 54135
Phone: 715-799-4470
Oneida Tribe
PO Box 365 Oneida, 54155
Phone: 920-490-3777
Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians
88385 Pike Road Highway 13 Bayfield, 54814
Phone: 715-779-3706
Sokaogon Chippewa Community
10808 Sokaogon Drive ,
Phone: 715-478-3265
Stockbridge-Munsee Community
N8705 Mohheconnuck Road PO Box 70 ,
Phone: 715-793-4885

  • TANF Office Location

    Wisconsin Works
    201 E. Washington Avenue PO Box 8916 2nd Floor
    Madison, WI 53707

  • TANF Phone Number

    The phone number for the Wisconsin TANF office is 608-266-6886 or 608-267-3905.

  • TANF Website

    To view the Wisconsin TANF website, click here.

Map of Wisconsin TANF Office