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Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA)

Quick Facts
What is it?
TCA helps families who are having financial difficulties pay their bills and become self-sufficient.

What do I get?
In addition to cash assistance, families receiving TCA may also get help with childcare, transportation, medical care, and job training. The amount of the cash payments depends on your income and household size.

How long do I get it?
Families can receive TCA for a total of 60 months (5 years) over a lifetime. You will have to recertify after 4, 6, or 12 months, depending on your family’s circumstances. When it's time to recertify, you'll get a letter in the mail. You must respond to this letter or your benefits will end.

Look Out
Families who receive TCA are automatically eligible for Medical Assistance (Medicaid) and may be eligible for Food Stamps and Child Care Subsidy.