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How to Apply

To apply for TANF you must submit a TANF application (English), (En Español - Spanish), or (Tiếng Việt - Vietnamese) to the county Department of Human Services (DHS) office in the county where you live.  The application is available online or you may request an application by phone, in person, by fax, or by mail from the county DHS office.

Upon receipt of your application, a face-to-face interview or telephonic interview will be scheduled to determine your family’s eligibility.  You will be notified of your appointment date and time and the documents that must be provided for the interview.

When the TANF interview is completed, a worker will conduct an investigation to see whether the family is eligible according to all TANF eligibility factors. A notice will be provided to the parent or caretaker relative within 30 days telling whether the family is approved for TANF benefits, the amount, start date, etc.

Find a county office.

TANF Program

Phone: 800-948-3050

Email: ea.customerservice@mdhs.ms.gov

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