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Work First Family Assistance

Authored By: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services


North Carolina 's Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, called Work First, is based on the premise that parents have a responsibility to support themselves and their children. Through Work First, parents can get short-term training and other services to help them become employed and self-sufficient, but the responsibility is theirs, and most families have two years to move off Work First Family Assistance. 

Last Review and Update: Jan 21, 2021