Long-term TANF Recipient

A member of a family that:

  • Received Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) payments for at least 18 consecutive months ending on the hiring date, or
  • Received TANF payments for any 18 months (whether or not consecutive) beginning after August 5, 1997, and has a hiring date that is not more than two years after the end of the earliest 18-month period after August 5, 1997, or
  • Stopped being eligible for TANF payments during the past 2 years because a federal or state law limited the maximum time those payments could be made.