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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. 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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  • 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

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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. Read More

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

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  • Questions and Answers about Workfirst

    7126EN - 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. Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
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    Spanish / Español
    Russian / Pусский
  • 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 and the Family Violence Amendment

    DSHS will screen and identify TANF (Welfare) recipients for a history of family violence, notify TANF recipients about the Family Violence Amendment, maintain confidentiality, refer individuals needing counseling to supportive services, and waive Workfirst requirements where the requirements would make it more difficult to escape family violence, or put victims at further risk of family violence. Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
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    Spanish / Español
  • WorkFirst Education and Training Opportunities

    Are you interested in training or education? You can ask your WorkFirst worker to add the options in this booklet to your IRP as WorkFirst activities. Most of these activities are not required. However, studies show that the best way to get and keep a good job is to improve your education and training. #7135EN 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: Individual Responsibility Plans (IRP)

    This should help you understand how an IRP is created so that you can get the best possible plan for yourself. #7134EN Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
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    Russian / Pусский
  • WorkFirst Sanctions

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

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    Northwest Justice Project
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