Temporary Cash Assistance

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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. The program, which provides short term financial aid to families with children under the age of 18, including single moms and dads as well as pregnant women, mandates self-sufficiency. That means job training, work requirements and other objectives must be met.


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

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These organizations are ready to help you at no cost.


  • 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

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