My daughter is a single parent with two children, and she wants to finish her degree and become a school teacher. Is she eligible for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program if she is a full time student in a 4-year college?Can a single parent go full time to college for a 4 year degree and still receive TANF welfare benefits?
The easy way to find this out is to web search TANF eligibility requirements for your state. Example tanf eligibility Maine.
Her income will be considered as well as that of anyone lives in her household.Can a single parent go full time to college for a 4 year degree and still receive TANF welfare benefits?
YES! Most states require a certain amount of hours a week of work or school. Like in California they require at least 32 hours. It is really nice because you can get a second chance to go back to school and not have to worry about other things. This is what I am doing at the moment. There is a time limit some states 2 years, or like here its 5 years. You can get up to your BS or BA after that your school will not count for your activity, the only exception is if you are going for teaching then they will let you continue school.
her best bet would be to talk the DHS. TANF is usually a 2 year LIFETIME program so she could only get it for 2 years student or not. Different states may have different rules on that. She could probably get child care paid and food stamps anyway.. that would help.