Federal regulations require all adults and minor heads of household in the TANF assistance unit to participate satisfactorily in the TANF Work Program (TWP) unless the person meets an exemption from work requirements.
The goal of the TANF Work Program is to end the dependence on public assistance by helping people prepare for a job and assisting with job placement and job retention. The TANF Work Program serves all TANF recipients who must participate or who volunteer in order to receive assistance in finding and keeping a job. TANF support services are available, if needed.
The following work activities are offered and each activity has certain participation requirements and restrictions:
For information on available job services, go to http://www.mdes.ms.gov.
Exemption from work program requirements may be allowed for the following reasons:
TANF Work Program participants may take advantage of TANF supportive services while they work or participate in work program activities, if needed. Compliance with work program requirements and satisfactory participation are required.
TANF Work Program participants who lose eligibility for TANF benefits may be eligible for TANF transitional supportive services to help with child care and transportation expenses. Eligibility for TANF transitional supportive services is based on continued employment and work hours.
More information is available in the TANF Work Program Supportive Services brochure.
The TANF family, participating in the TANF Work Program, may be eligible to receive TANF transitional supportive services if TANF eligibility is lost due to earned income. These benefits include assistance with child care expenses through the Transitional Child Care (TCC) Program and assistance with work expenses through the Transitional Transportation Program.
To learn more about the TANF Work Program and the available supportive services in the following brochures.
SNAP/TANF Customer Service