Food Stamps, Cash Assistance

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Question: what are the requirements for receiving cash assistance

Answer:

The Arizona Department of Economic Security website provides basic criteria that one must meet in order to receive cash assistance. 

 Eligibility factors include:

• Must be a resident of the state of Arizona.

 • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Qualified non-citizen.

 • Must complete and sign a Personal Responsibility Agreement that specifies compliance with the Jobs Program and the Division of Child Support Enforcement (DCSE), as well as immunizing children and making sure they attend school.

• Must meet income eligibility.

 • The head-of-household or their spouse may receive no more than 24 months of cash benefits paid in the Arizona CA program, for themselves or on behalf of a child, except in cases of hardship.

The Family Assistance Administration (FAA) manual provides additional information regarding Assistance eligibility/requirements. If an individual is unsure of his or her eligibility it is recommended that the individual still apply. Contact Information Phone: 602-542-9935 or 1-800-352-8401 To locate the local office, the website provides a search field which allows the user to search by zip or city. 

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