Can I get TANF or SFA benefits for the child living with me?
The department makes background checks on adults who are acting in place of a parent without court-ordered custody.
Do I have to be related to a child in order to get TANF or SFA for the child?
Temporary absence from the home.
Temporary absence to attend school or training.
The department notifies a child's parent when we approve assistance and the child is living with someone other than their parent.