Definitions for "Temporary Assistance for Needy Families"
The stateâ€(tm)s welfare program. Families who receive TANF are automatically eligible for free lunches and breakfasts, but must make application to receive those benefits.
Provides cash assistance and work support for low-income families with children. TANF replaces the former Aid to Families with Dependent Children program (AFDC) as a result of changes under the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) of 1996.
Public assistance benefits paid on behalf of needy, dependent children, provided by Title IV-A of the Social Security Act. Formerly known as Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC)