Nevada Welfare Division - Ely

Nevada Welfare Division - Ely

(775) 289-1650

725 Ave K
Ely, NV - 89301

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families: TANF is designed to provide Temporary Assistance for Needy Families to care for dependent children in their own homes or in the homes of relative care-givers.  TANF provides Financial and Support Services such as CHILD CARE, TRANSPORTATION and Other Services. The goals of TANF are to provide assistance to low-income families with children so they can be cared for in their own home, reduce dependency by promoting job preparation, reduce out-of-wedlock pregnancies and encourage the formation and maintenance of two-parent families.  Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) is a system which allows a recipient to transfer TANF/SNAP benefits from their EBT account to a food retailer's account to pay for products received.  EBT eliminates the extra processes required by the paper food stamp system, and automates the accounting process. Benefits are accessed by the use of an EBT card (like a debit or credit card) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN).  Each time the card is used, the benefit account balance is reduced by the amount of the purchase.  If the card is lost or stolen, it can't be used by anyone who does not know the PIN, and it may easily be canceled and replaced.  All SNAP recipients in Nevada receive their benefits using EBT. Types of TANF Benefits:  TANF-NEON -This is the state's cash assistance program for families with a 'work-eligible adults' in the home. Most parents and needy relative caregivers are defined as 'work-eligible' by federal regulation and are required to meet work participation requirements as a condition of eligibility. For this reason it is commonly referred to as our 'work program'. The head-of-household must enter into a Personal Responsibility Plan for reducing or ending their household's dependency on public assistance. Adult(s), unless they meet an exemption, will be required to engage in a defined number of hours of work activities every week to maintain eligibility for cash benefits. TANF-NEON benefits are considered assistance and Time-Limits do apply.    TANF CHILD-ONLY   -This is a cash assistance program for households with no 'work-eligible adults' adults. Generally the monthly cash benefits are paid because the child(ren) is living with a relative, referred to as a relative caregiver, because the parent(s) is not in the home or if they are in the home they are ineligible due to citizenship requirements or receiving SSI. An example of a Child-Only case would be an Aunt applying for assistance on behalf of her niece who is in her care and supervision. Child-Only benefits are considered assistance however Time-Limits do not apply SELF-SUFFICIENCY GRANT (SSG )  -This is a one-time lump sum payment to help families who would otherwise be eligible for another program to meet an immediate financial need. The intent is to preserve the family's independence from long-time dependence on Welfare. Recipients of a Self-Sufficiency Grant (SSG) are not eligible to receive TANF benefits for a period of time determined by dividing the SSG benefit amount provided by the maximum TANF benefit for the family size. Any part of a month counts as a full month. Households may receive TANF assistance prior to the end of the ineligible period if a qualifying hardship exists. Although the receipt of SSG benefits are not considered assistance, they can preclude a household from receiving TANF/NEON benefits.Time-Limits do not apply to SSG. TEMPORARY (TEMP) PROGRAM  -This program provides monthly cash payments to meet an immediate episode of need and is limited to no more than four months per episode. An episode of need is defined as an unforeseen circumstance such as fire, earthquake, etc. Benefits from the TEMP program are not defined as assistance. Time-Limits do not apply.   TANF LOAN   -This program provides eligible households with a monthly cash payment to meet the family's immediate basic needs when an adult member has a future anticipated source of income and the expectation is the benefits will be repaid upon receipt of the anticipated income. The expectation is that the benefits will be repaid upon receipt of the anticipated income. Benefits from the Loan program are not defined as 'assistance'. Time-Limits do apply. 

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