To qualify for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, children under the age of 18 and their specified relative (e.g., their parent, grandparent, aunt or uncle) with whom they are living must meet certain non-financial and financial requirements. Non-financial requirements include state residency, citizenship status, child support participation and Indiana Manpower Placement and Comprehensive Training work registration.
Financial criteria include income limits and an asset test. A family may not possess assets valued in excess of $1,000 at the time application for assistance is made. The family’s home and surrounding lot, household goods and personal belongings are not counted as assets in determining Temporary Assistance for Needy Families eligibility.