Welfare Texas (TANF)


The Texas Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, formerly Aid to Families with Children (ADFC), is a support service for Texas families. The purpose of TANF is to provide financial and medical assistance to needy dependent children and the parents or relatives with whom they are living. Eligible TANF households receive monthly cash and Medicaid benefits.

How to Apply for Welfare in Texas:

You can apply for Welfare in Texas (TANF) online. Click here to apply.


In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of Texas, either pregnant or responsible for a child under 19 years of age, a US national, citizen, legal alien, or permanent resident, have low or very low income, and be either under-employed (working for very low wages), unemployed or about to become unemployed.

More Information:

You can find more on Texas TANF by visiting the program website or call 1-800-448-3927.