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Work First Family Assistance:

Provides temporary monthly assistance to families with children. All families are required to sign a Mutual Responsibility Agreement that details their plan to become non-dependent on public assistance. Most families that include an adult are subject to a federal 60-month time limit and a state 24-month limit on receipt of this assistance.

In order to be eligible for a WFFA check:

  • There must be a child age 18 or younger in the home,
  • The child (ren) must live with an adult relative who is within a certain degree of kinship or with a non-relative who has legal custody or legal guardianship,
  • The family must meet income and resources guidelines,
  • Unless exempt, adults in the household are subject to work requirements,
  • All family members need to provide or apply for Social Security number,
  • Must meet citizenship and residency requirements,
  • Must cooperate with Child Support requirements when applicable.

In lieu of a monthly WFFA check, families may receive Benefit Diversion. Contact Jamie Towe @ ext. 2317 or Jill McCracken @ ext. 2368.