A Message from the Director. Welcome to TANF Orientation. We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations. Charles P. Swindoll. Office for Family Independence (OFI). Works with people to help them find ways to support their families
Works with people to help them find ways to support their families
Federal and state law has placed a lifetime limit on receipt of TANF cash assistance for families of 60 months or 5 years.
Good Cause is our decision that you had a good reason for not doing (or postponing) something that your worker asked you to do.
What do you know about ASPIRE?
ASPIRE provides opportunities and support leading to employment
ASPIRE will give you the opportunity to:
Talk to your ASPIRE Specialist!
What will YOU need to get started on your road to success?
Other than a paycheck, how does working make your life better?
ReceivingTANF only for household of 3 -
$485 per month
Working at least 30 hours per week at $7.50 per hour = $774 per month (after taxes)
Both families receive food supplement & medical help
Division of Support Enforcement & Recovery (DSER)
Every child has the right to be supported by both parents...
are often the best source of information…
Once the parent is located paternity must be established
After the parent is located and paternity has been determined…
Cooperation with DSER is required to receive TANF and Child Support.You must:
Remember: You may be excused from cooperation if Good Cause is granted.
If child support is paid on time, your family may get “Pass Through and Gap payments”
The following is on the yellow card handout:
DSER’s 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
automated telephone service
You may reach a Case Review Specialist between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm Monday thru Friday
Address: Case Review Unit, SHS #11,
Augusta, ME 04333
Fax: (207) 287-2334
YOU did it!
In a few moments you will meet with your ASPIRE Specialist
Be thinking about your Goals
How will you use this Opportunity to become self-supporting and successful?