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DSHS benefits and lump sum payments

Read this if you get DSHS benefits and then you get a one-time payment such as a settlement from a court case, insurance claims or a back payment of benefits you are owed (such as from Social Security or L&I). You must report this kind of payment to DSHS. Publication #7140EN

Help for people unable to work: ABD and HEN

If you have very low income and resources, you can't work due to disability or incapacity, you're not eligible for other help and you're homeless or at risk of homelessness, learn more about two programs that might help you. #7812EN

Petitioning for Superior Court Review: When you disagree with a DSHS/HCA benefits administrative hearing

If you appealed an agency decision about your public benefits and lost your administrative hearing, you can appeal the administrative law judge's decision. This packet explains when and how to do so, and has forms you can use. Packet #7917EN

TANF for working families

Find out how how working affects your family’s eligibility for TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) and other public benefits. #7137EN

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) for teen parents

If you are a teenager under the age of 18, low income, and have children or are pregnant, you may be able to get help (money) from the state TANF program. Read on for answers to your questions about how to get TANF. #7122EN

When DSHS or DCYF thinks you made an intentional program violation

Answers to common questions and important information that you should know if you are being accused of intentionally violating a public assistance program rule (sometimes called welfare fraud). #7116EN

Your Rights Dealing with DSHS

Read about what services you can get from DSHS and what your rights are when dealing with this state agency. #7900EN.

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF): The Basics

TANF is the welfare program that gives cash grants to needy families. Read this to learn if you are eligible to get TANF and what is required of you if you get TANF. #7123EN

WorkFirst: The Basics

If you want to get TANF, you will probably have to work or do "work activity." Read this to learn more. #7126EN

Additional Requirements (AR): Emergency Cash Help

If you qualify for TANF, SFA, or RCA through DSHS and you have an emergency, you may also be eligible to get this once-a-year cash grant for emergency needs.. 7108EN

Consolidated Emergency Assistance Program (CEAP): Extra Money for Needy Families

Learn more about this state emergency cash assistance program for families who cannot get TANF. #7106EN

Diversion Cash Assistance (DCA): Emergency cash help

Diversion Cash Assistance (DCA) is an emergency grant to a family facing a temporary financial crisis. #7121EN

Additional Requirements (AR): Emergency Cash Help

If you qualify for TANF, SFA, or RCA through DSHS and you have an emergency, you may also be eligible to get this once-a-year cash grant for emergency needs.. 7108EN

Fighting an overpayment of cash or medical assistance

Use this when DSHS or HCA tells you they gave you too much cash or medical assistance. #7104EN

When DSHS or DCYF thinks you made an intentional program violation

Answers to common questions and important information that you should know if you are being accused of intentionally violating a public assistance program rule (sometimes called welfare fraud). #7116EN

DSHS Help for People with Disabilities: Necessary Supplemental Accommodations

If you get DSHS benefits, such as TANF, SFA, Disability Lifeline, Medicaid, or food assistance, DSHS must accommodate your disabilities. This means that DSHS must try to make their services and benefits available to you to the same extent that they are available to people without a disability. #7151EN

How to ask for a reasonable accommodation of your disability from OAH

If you need to go to an administrative hearing, OAH may need to change the way it handles the hearing or contacts you to make sure you have the same chance to take part in your hearing as someone without disabilities. Read this to learn how to ask them to do that.. #8406EN

Your Rights Dealing with DSHS

Read about what services you can get from DSHS and what your rights are when dealing with this state agency. #7900EN.

DSHS benefits and lump sum payments

Read this if you get DSHS benefits and then you get a one-time payment such as a settlement from a court case, insurance claims or a back payment of benefits you are owed (such as from Social Security or L&I). You must report this kind of payment to DSHS. Publication #7140EN

TANF and WorkFirst for College Students

If you get a TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) grant, you probably have to take part in WorkFirst if you want to go to college and keep getting TANF. #7138EN

TANF for working families

Find out how how working affects your family’s eligibility for TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) and other public benefits. #7137EN

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) for teen parents

If you are a teenager under the age of 18, low income, and have children or are pregnant, you may be able to get help (money) from the state TANF program. Read on for answers to your questions about how to get TANF. #7122EN

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF): The Basics

TANF is the welfare program that gives cash grants to needy families. Read this to learn if you are eligible to get TANF and what is required of you if you get TANF. #7123EN

TANF and WorkFirst for College Students

If you get a TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) grant, you probably have to take part in WorkFirst if you want to go to college and keep getting TANF. #7138EN

WorkFirst sanctions

Read this if DSHS is giving you less TANF or food stamps because they say you didn't follow their rules or otherwise cooperate. #7132EN

WorkFirst: The Basics

If you want to get TANF, you will probably have to work or do "work activity." Read this to learn more. #7126EN

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