TANF

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    Taxonomy Code: NL-1000.8500

    A state program with matching federal block grant funds administered by the county or the state under state guidelines that provides time-limited cash assistance for needy families with (or expecting) children as well as job preparation, work opportunities and access to supportive services such as child care which enable parents receiving assistance to leave the program and become self-sufficient. TANF, which ends the federal entitlement known as AFDC, creates a five-year lifetime limit on cash assistance for most adult recipients; requires that recipients be working or participating in a work-related activity within two years and cooperate with comprehensive child support enforcement efforts including paternity establishment; and contains special live at home and stay in school provisions for teenage parents. States have wide latitude in structuring their TANF programs and may obtain waivers which exempt them from specific federal requirements. Recipients may receive monthly checks or be given electronic benefit transfer (EBT) cards which allow them to access their cash benefits at automated teller machines (ATMs) or point of sale (POS) equipment that is located in grocery stores, banks and other commercial locations.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE TO FAMILIESProvides help for sudden emergencies of households containing a child under age 18 or 19 if a full time student, who do not have resources to meet the child's needs. Such needs include shelter, fuel, repairs, utilities, food, motel placements and other essential needs. Primarily issued to families not in receipt of public assistance. Applications for energy related emergencies taken at HEAP sites. All other emergency situations are handled at the local eligibility centers.SuffolkCLIENT BENEFITS DIVISIONSUFFOLK COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES
    HEMPSTEAD EOC**During the COVID pandemic, the EOC switchboard is staffed part time from 7:30 to 1 pm M-F with no voicemail option. If you are unable to reach a staff member, please call back during the hours indicated.** Provides support services and advocacy to low income Nassau County residents. facilities access to health care and related services for pregnant women, mothers and infants. Offers Career Path TANF employment services (CPTE) and Displaced Homemakers program(DHP). Provides job training workshops, job referrals, resume writing and job replacement. Assists clients in obtaining needed services, housing assistance and court advocacy. Makes education referrals for GED, adult education and ESOL classes. Provides support for the elderly, undocumented residents and emergency assistance for families. Youth services include Head Start, enrichment, sports, leadership and prevention programs.NassauHEMPSTEAD EOCECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION OF NASSAU COUNTY, INC.
    MYBENEFITSProvides New Yorkers with online tools for getting information on New York State's programs and benefits. Allows users to screen for eligibility for benefits such as Temporary Assistance. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (SNAP), Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) or Women, Infants, Children (WIC). Apply on the site for SNAP and HEAP.MYBENEFITSNEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF TEMPORARY AND DISABILITY ASSISTANCE
    ROOSEVELT EOCProvides support services and advocacy to low income Nassau County residents. Facilities access to health care and related services for pregnant women, mothers and infants. Offers Career Path TANF employment services (CPTE) and Displaced Homemakers Program (DHP). Provides job training workshops, jobs referrals, resume writing and job placement. Assists clients in obtaining needed services, housing assistance and court advocacy. Makes education referrals for GED, adult education and ESOL classes. Provides support for the elderly, undocumented residents and emergency assistance for families. Youth services include Head Start, enrichment, sports, leadership and prevention programs.NassauROOSEVELT EOCECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION OF NASSAU COUNTY, INC.
    SANCTIONS INTERVENTION PROJECTProvides services to TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families) families in Suffolk County. When Department of Social Services requirements are not met, the cases are referred for sanction which means a reduction in benefits. The sanction also eliminates individuals from eligibility for other services such as childcare. Referrals come directly from the Dept. of Social Services. EAC Case Managers conduct face-to-face interviews to explain the sanction process, identify barriers to compliance and refer clients to the Dept of Labor or the D.S.S. Employability Unit. Some clients are also referred for substance abuse and maintenance. Once compliance is demonstrated by completing the appropriate follow-up appointment, benefit can be restored. Cases are screened and expedited in a manner that significantly aids in maintaining housing subsides in an effort to prevent homelessness. The program is offered in all Suffolk County Dept. of Social Services locations and the Suffolk County Dept. of Labor Office building.SuffolkSANCTIONS INTERVENTION PROJECTEAC NETWORK
    TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE-TANFHelps low income households with temporary assistance. Call for more information and eligibility requirements.NassauTEMPORARY ASSISTANCE-TANFNASSAU COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES

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