Home > Local > TENNESSEE MAKING IT CONVENIENT TO APPLY FOR SERVICES ONLINE; LINKS TO SEVERAL IN STORY

TENNESSEE MAKING IT CONVENIENT TO APPLY FOR SERVICES ONLINE; LINKS TO SEVERAL IN STORY

///
Comments are Off

The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) has received approval from the USDA Food and Nutrition Service to temporarily waive one step in the process for individuals receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) benefits.

During the months of July and August, new customers filing initial applications and existing recipients filing re-certifications no longer need to do an interview if their identity has been verified and all other mandatory verifications have been completed. This waiver includes customers who have interviews scheduled.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, these interviews have largely been done by telephone unless the customer requests an interview in-person. The temporary interview waiver follows other steps TDHS has taken during the COVID-19 pandemic to make it more convenient for families to apply for services from home.

These TDHS services are always available online:

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides nutritional assistance benefits to children and families, the elderly, the disabled, unemployed and working families. Apply for services online by clicking on the following link:

https://faonlineapp.dhs.tn.gov/

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) provides temporary cash assistance, transportation, child care assistance, educational supports, job training, employment activities, and other support services. Apply for services online by clicking on this link:

https://faonlineapp.dhs.tn.gov/

The Child Support program provides services that promote parental responsibility to meet the financial needs of children and their families. Apply for services online here:

https://csonlineapp.dhs.tn.gov/Home/Login

Adult Protective Services investigates reports of abuse, neglect (including self-neglect) or financial exploitation of adults who are unable to protect themselves due to a physical or mental limitation. Call toll free 1-888-APS-TENN (1-888-277-8366) or report suspected abuse online by clicking on the following link:

https://reportadultabuse.dhs.tn.gov/

The Child Care Certificate Program provides child care financial assistance to families who are working or pursuing post-secondary education and who meet certain income eligibility requirements. Apply for Child Care Payment Assistance/Smart Steps online here:

https://cconlineapp.dhs.tn.gov/Home/Login

Additionally, TDHS is offering assistance related to COVID-19 that can be accessed online including:

Emergency Cash Assistance provides two months of payments to families who’ve lost employment due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Apply online until August 29, 2020 here:

https://tdhs.service-now.com/relief?id=relief_registration

The COVID-19 Essential Employee Child Care Payment Assistance program supports the child care needs of families that are serving the state in essential workforce positions. Apply online through mid-August 2020 here:

https://tdhs.service-now.com/relief?id=relief_registration

Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) provides food benefits to families to replace meals lost during the months of March, April, and May due to COVID-19 school closures. Apply online until August 14, 2020 here:

https://tdhs.service-now.com/relief?id=relief_registration


You may also like
TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES LAUNCHES NEXT ROUND OF P-EBT
ROANE STATE FOUNDATION RECEIVES $75,000 GRANT TO HELP SMALL BUSINESSES AND STUDENTS IMPACTED BY COVID-19
APPLICATION PERIOD EXTENDED UNTIL AUGUST 14, 2020 FOR PANDEMIC FOOD ASSISTANCE – LINK TO APPLY IN STORY
%d bloggers like this: