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  • Additional Requirements (AR)

    If you qualify for Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), State Financial Assistance (SFA), or a Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA) welfare grant through DSHS and you have an emergency, you may be eligible to get "Additional Requirements (AR).” AR is a once-a-year cash grant for emergency needs. #7108EN Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
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  • Consolidated Emergency Assistance Program (CEAP): Extra Money for Needy Families

    CEAP is a welfare (DSHS) program that provides money to needy families, children and pregnant women facing an emergency. You may qualify for a CEAP emergency grant only if you are not eligible for any other DSHS financial or emergency assistance program. #7106EN Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
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    Spanish / Español
  • Diversion Cash Assistance

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

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    Northwest Justice Project

Low income energy assistance programs (1)+

  • Additional Requirements (AR)

    If you qualify for Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), State Financial Assistance (SFA), or a Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA) welfare grant through DSHS and you have an emergency, you may be eligible to get "Additional Requirements (AR).” AR is a once-a-year cash grant for emergency needs. #7108EN Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español

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Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) rules (5)+

WorkFirst rules, benefits and problems (4)+

  • Questions and Answers about Workfirst

    Almost all families who get TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families) must participate in Workfirst. Most parents must do a job search program and take a job if one is offered. #7126EN Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
  • 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 Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
  • WorkFirst For Working Families

    This should help you understand how working affects your family’s eligibility for TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) and other public benefits. #7137EN Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
  • WorkFirst Sanctions

    Read this to understand sanctions under the WorkFirst program and help you fight a sanction that is wrong. #7132EN Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
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