The goal of Florida’s Welfare Transition program is to emphasize work, self-sufficiency and personal responsibility, as well as assist recipients of Temporary Cash Assistance to move from welfare to self-sufficiency.
To accomplish this goal, Florida developed a strong support structure to deliver needed services to families in receipt of cash assistance or families at risk of becoming dependent on cash assistance. Support services may include the following: transportation assistance, subsidized child care referrals, substance and mental health treatment referrals, diversion services to reduce domestic violence and prevent families from going on welfare, job training, and job readiness.
Families that receive cash assistance are required to meet the Department of Children and Families (DCF) Temporary Cash Assistance eligibility criteria, register for work, and participate in assigned work activities.
Families at risk of becoming cash assistance dependent with income at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level and meet the non-financial eligibility criteria for temporary cash assistance may be eligible for TCA. Further applicant must be a parent or other specified relative of a child or children under 18 (or 19 if in school full time) living in the home or a pregnant woman, as well as, be a United States citizen or qualified non-citizen, and the applicant and their children must be residing in Florida.
Services provided through the Program are based upon the availability of resources and the individual’s progress towards completion of the steps in achieving the agreed upon goals.
To be eligible for the program and benefits, you must first register with the Florida Department of Children and Families. Click here to find out more.