Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA)

The Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA) program provides cash assistance to low-income households. Participating households are given an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card with benefits added monthly. The program is federally funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and administered by the Florida Department of Children and Families.

Who Is Eligible for TCA?

The TCA program only serves households with children. Generally, a household must meet the following eligibility requirements to receive services:

  • Income: Gross household income equal to or less than 185% of the Federal Poverty Line (FPL)
  • Work requirements: Adults in the household must meet various working requirements, determined based on household size and circumstance.
  • Immunizations: Children under five-years-old must be up-to-date on immunizations
  • School: Children ages 6-18 must attend school and parents must attend school conferences.

For more specific information on eligibility requirements, application processes, and eligibility determination please see the Economic Self-Sufficiency 2023 Annual Report.

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The Sunshine State Early Childhood Information Portal is supported by the Division of Early Learning through the Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five Initiative (PDG B-5) Number 90TP0004-02-00 from the Office of Child Care, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official view of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families.