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Applying for Child Support Services

Child Support services are automatically provided to persons currently receiving TANF, Medicaid or Foster Care. This information says who can apply and has initial application forms that you can complete.

Child Support Cooperation

When you apply for Family Assistance for you and a child, the welfare department will ask you to help them get child support from parent not living with the child.

Family Assistance Program Eligibility Requirements

Persons who apply for or receive cash benefits must meet certain requirements. They must help determine eligibility for benefits. They must participate in activities that will help them become able to support their families. This includes cooperating with child support, job search and JOBS. Persons who do not cooperate may be denied or may lose benefits. This website talks about all the requirements. Also in Spanish/Español

Help to Pay for Child Care

Can I get help to pay for child care? Where can I get this help? What kinds of child care can I use? Read this for answers to these questions.

Save Those Papers!

In order to protect your rights, you may need to use papers others have given you. This fact sheet tells you what papers you should save.

The Family Assistance Program

Family Assistance is Alabama's welfare program for helping very low income families with children. Before the end of 1996, it replaced the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (ADC or AFDC) program. This document answers questions about applying for family assistance, eligibility, limits, exceptions, work activities and more.

Are You Eligible for Any Goverment Benefits?

Enter information into this website and it will give you a report on benefits you may be eligible to receive in Alabama. Also in Spanish/Español

Do You Qualify for Lifeline? You Can Get a FREE Cell Phone

If you qualify for the Lifeline program above, you can get a free cell phone through this benefit. Read this information to find out how.

Lifeline and Link-up Benefits for Alabama

Need help paying your phone bill? You can get help through Lifeline & Link-Up. If you get Medicaid, Food Stamps, SSI, TANF, LIHEAP or you have a Section 8 voucher, you may be eligible - read this information to find out.

Save Those Papers!

In order to protect your rights, you may need to use papers others have given you. This fact sheet tells you what papers you should save.

Tips for Dealing With Government Offices and Agencies

In order to receive certain benefits, you must give an agency some information about yourself. It is very important to give correct information to agencies. This document contains tips on how to do this.

Are You Eligible for Any Goverment Benefits?

Enter information into this website and it will give you a report on benefits you may be eligible to receive in Alabama. Also in Spanish/Español

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