Applying for Pechanga Tribal TANF requires a visit to the Pechanga Tribal TANF office. Applicants are required to participate in a face-to-face interview with an eligibility technician (ET) who will review completed documents and explain program requirements.

The application process can be lengthy, requiring several hours over several days. However, if there is an urgent situation, such as an eviction, utility shut-off, medical emergency or lack of food, the process may be faster. Be sure to tell the ET if any of these emergencies are affecting the family. Proof of these situations may be required, so be sure and bring any documents that show an emergency (such as an eviction notice) to the first visit to prevent delays.

Please include the following documents with your application, this will speed the application process:

  • Valid California Identification
  • Birth Certificates
  • Social Security Cards
  • Proof of Tribal Enrollment or Lineal Descendancy
  • Proof of Income
  • Social Security Income Statements
  • Veterans Benefit Income Statements
  • Immunization records for children under the age of six
  • School attendance status (including all school age children)
  • Current Bank Statements
  • Medi-Cal/Food Stamp Verification
  • Residency Verification

This information may be requested for all people in the home.

When eligibility to Tribal TANF is determined, a letter, called a Notice of Action, is sent to advise the applicant of the approval for or denial of benefits. If an applicant disagrees with any action taken by Pechanga TANF, there is an appeals process.  Instructions for requesting an appeal is on the back of any Notice of Action sent by the tribe.