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Illinois Department of Human ServicesJB Pritzker, Governor · Grace B. Hou, Secretary
The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program provides temporary financial assistance for pregnant women and families with one or more dependent children. TANF provides financial assistance to help pay for food, shelter, utilities, and expenses other than medical.
To qualify for TANF, a person must:
A person who gets TANF may also get medical assistance and SNAP benefits.
Pregnancy & Parenting
Violence & Abuse Prevention
A person may apply for TANF online or at a local office that serves the area where they live. Use the DHS Office Locator to help find the nearest Family Community Reource Center. A person who applies and is determined eligible for benefits receives their cash and SNAP benefits through Illinois Link Benefits.
Apply for Cash, SNAP (Food Stamps) and Medical Assistance
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