Temporary Cash Assistance

For residents of:

South Florida and beyond

Provided by:

ACCESS Florida

Ideal for:

Living Expenses

Low-income families with children can get financial help from the state’s cash assistance program, now known as Temporary Cash Assistance, and formerly known as welfare.

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  • Temporary cash assistance.

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  • Participants must take part in either work activities or job training programs unless they meet an exemption.
  • Income must be less than 185% of the federal poverty level.
  • Must be U.S. citizens or qualified noncitizen.
  • Must reside in the state of Florida.
  • More eligibility requirements are listed here.
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The program provides short term financial aid to families with children under the age of 18, including single moms and dads as well as pregnant women, and mandates self-sufficiency. That means job training, work requirements and other objectives must be met.

The easiest way to apply for assistance is by calling the statewide call center at 1 (850) 300-4323, ext. 4323.

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  • Valid social security number or proof of having applied for one.
  • Total family assets must be less than $2,000.
  • Children must be living in the home maintained by a parent or a relative who is a blood relative.