AMERICAN INDIAN FAMILIES
A: You must be able to obtain verification from your tribe or the local BIA office that proves your Native American lineage.
A: Your first step is to contact the nearest Tribal TANF office in order to determine eligibility.
A: To qualify for Tribal TANF, you must live on the Pechanga Indian Reservation or in the Orange County service area.
A: Yes, even if you are working, you may qualify for Tribal TANF services and assistance.
A: Yes, we encourage education.
A: Tribal TANF is similar to CalWORKS, however, we provide additional services for participants. If you are currently on CalWORKS, you may have your case transferred to the nearest Tribal TANF office.
A: Yes. We will have you submit a notarized form from the parents that lists you as temporary guardian.
A: You can receive Tribal TANF while you are waiting for foster care monies to start, or you can choose Tribal TANF and not receive assistance from the county.
A: No. Guardians who are deemed self-sufficient will only receive services for the children in their care. Therefore, they are not required to complete work or education hours.