Apply for State of Hawai‘i Department of Human Services Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Temporary Assistance for Other Needy Families (TAONF)

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families is a Federal and State-funded program that provides direct cash assistance payments to families, refers recipients to DHS’s First-to-Work program, and teaches necessary family skills. TANF and TAONF provide monthly cash benefits to families for food clothing, shelter, and other essentials.  

For help, call 1-855-643-1643 or email

Maui Processing Center
54 High Street, #125, Wailuku, HI 96793

Lunalilo Building
35 Lunalilo Street, Suite 300, Wailuku, HI 96783


To qualify for this financial assistance, a family must include children under the age of 18 and have gross income below 185% of the 2006 Federal Poverty level (FPL).  For a household of three persons, this means the monthly gross income must be less than $2,941 and the net income must be under $610, if the household includes an employable adult.  

For households where all adults are disabled, care is required for a disabled household member, or there is a child younger than six (6) months of age, the net income must be under $763 per month.  Effective April 18, 2013, assets are disregarded under the TANF and TAONF Programs.  Families may receive no more than sixty (60) months of cash assistance benefits in their lifetime through the TANF or TAONF Program.

TANF Brochure (REV 04-2022)

SNAP and Financial Assistance Application Form (DHS 1240 REV 11-2021

Public Assistance Information System (Online Application Form)

Statewide Benefit Processing Centers

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