Apply for TAFI

You can receive TAFI cash assistance on a monthly basis to help make ends meet.

Eligibility

To qualify for TAFI you must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or a lawful permanent resident
  • Show proof of identify when submitting application
  • Meet program resource limits
  • Meet income limits guidelines

When applying, be prepared to provide the following information with the application:

  • ID card
  • Household income
  • If applicable, immigration status

Monthly household income limits for TAFI are listed below:

    Monthly income limits: 

    Effective July 2002

    Household size maximum monthly income limits
    1 $309
    2 $309
    3 $389
    4 $469
    5 $547
    6 $628
    7 $708
    8 $787
       

     

    How can I apply?
    Apply by phone or in Person
    • Be prepared to provide this information with the application:
      • ID card
      • Household income
      • If applicable, immigration status
    Apply by mail, email, or fax
    • Then apply by either:
      •  Email: MyBenefits@dhw.idaho.gov
      •  Fax: 1-866-434-8278 (toll free)
      •  Mail: Self Reliance Programs, PO Box 83720, Boise, ID 83720-0026
         
    • Be prepared to provide this information with the application:
      • ID card
      • Household income
      • If applicable, immigration status
    TAFI assistance for families

    In order to receive this monthly benefit, you must meet the income and resource limits for your family size, and will be required to participate in our Employment & Training Program.

    If you have a special need for cash assistance to help sustain or gain employment or overcome a crisis, there may be other types of assistance available to you. We can help determine if your situation may qualify your family to receive a diversion payment, which is a one-time TAFI payment to help families with unique circumstances.

    TAFI assistance for caretakers

    You can receive TAFI assistance in the form of a caretaker relative grant if you are responsible for a relative child's care. After the department has established relationship status, individuals can receive the relative grant to help offset the cost of caring for the child. The relative child’s income and resources cannot go over the income and resource limits, but the adult relative’s income and resources may not count towards eligibility.

    File an Appeal

    Your Rights to Appeal or Request a Fair Hearing

    This page explains how to file an appeal for an eligibility decision for public assistance programs.