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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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  • How WorkFirst can help Survivors of Family Violence

    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. #7124EN Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
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    Spanish / Español
  • 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
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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 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

    By:
    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 (IRPs)

    Read this if you have to do Workfirst. 7134EN 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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