Work First Family Assistance

Work First Family Assistance is a short-term financial assistance program that helps people become employed. To help families, Work First provides employment services, supportive services, Medicaid, and time-limited cash assistance to families who meet income and resources guidelines.

Eligibility Information:

Eligible applicants must:

� Be a U.S. Citizen or qualified alien

� Have a child in the home under the age of 18 or age 19 and expected to graduate on or before their 19th birthday

� Must have a certain degree of kinship to child in home or legal custody or guardianship of child

� Live in North Carolina

� Must have a social security number or have applied for one

� Cooperate with Child Support Enforcement Agency, unless have good cause

� Cooperate with Work First Employment Services, unless exempt

� Have income that meets program guidelines

Have less than $3,000 in reserves

This is just a guide. An eligibility specialist at the Department of Social Services will assess your individual situation and inform you of your eligibility status.

Application Information:

Applications are taken by an Income Maintenance Caseworker at the Alamance County Department of Social Services on a first-come first-serve basis.
Applications for Work First must be processed within 45 days.

Bringing the following items will aid in the application process:

� Identification, including birth certificates or other proof of age for children

� Social Security Cards or numbers for all members of household (Including children)

� Proof of Residence – (Lease, rent or mortgage receipts, Utility Bill)

� Proof of Income – (Pay stubs, SSI, Social Security, Work First, Pensions or Other)

� Bank Accounts – (Recent bank statements and or passbooks, etc.)

� Utility Bills – (Gas, Electric, Phone, Water, and Sewer, etc.)

� Tax Bill/Insurance – If Homeowner

� Name and phone number of at least 1 person who can verify who lives with you

� Proof of Child Care Costs – (If employed or in school full time)

For more information please visit the Work First State website

For more information please visit our
 Work First Family Assistance (WFFA) FAQs page.

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