Millions of families receive cash assistance from the federal government to help them pay for food, clothing and other essentials. This program, known as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), is available to low-income families and individuals who are either unemployed or underemployed. Each state has its own TANF program, which means the total amount of money you can receive through TANF varies based on where you live. If you qualify, you can receive regular payments for a pre-determined amount of months. Our guide has more information about TANF, including how to qualify and how to apply in each state. Download it today for free.