Provides temporary monthly assistance to families with children. All families are required to sign a Mutual Responsibility Agreement that details their plan to become non-dependent on public assistance. Most families that include an adult are subject to a federal 60-month time limit and a state 24-month limit on receipt of this assistance.
In order to be eligible for a WFFA check:
There must be a child age 18 or younger in the home
The child(ren) must live with an adult relative who is within a certain degree of kinship or with a non-relative who has legal custody or legal guardianship
The family must meet income and resources guidelines
Unless exempt, adults in the household are subject to work requirements
All family members need to provide or apply for Social Security number
Must meet citizenship and residency requirements
Must cooperate with Child Support requirements when applicable
In lieu of a monthly WFFA check, families may receive Benefit Diversion.
Contact Jill McCracken, 828-452-6620 ext. 2368, Briana Bright, 828-452-6620 ext 2358, or Emily Sosebee, 828-452-6620 ext 2439 for more information.
Equal Opportunity Employer & Provider
Haywood County Health and Human Services Agency is an equal opportunity employer and provider.