Here are some other public benefit programs that can help you pay for things you need.
These are programs for low income families and are not specific to people with disabilities.
Some may have a different name in your state.
TANF is the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) - also called welfare.
It's designed to help needy families achieve self-sufficiency.
The 4 purposes of the TANF program are to:
Provide money to allow families to care for children in their own homes
Promote job preparation, work and marriage
Help women avoid unwanted pregnancies
Encourage and support two-parent families.
SNAP is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - also called food stamps.
It's meant to help families pay for healthy food.
- Click here for more info on SNAP.
Click here to find your state's SNAP office and application. (Scroll down to see the map.)
LIHEAP is the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.
This program helps pay for home heating oil and other energy bills.
Sources: US Dept. of Health and Human Services (Office of Family Assistance), U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service