Single moms with dependent children can receive cash assistance from the Financial Assistance for Needy Families Program (FANF) through either of these programs:
- the New Hampshire Employment Program (NHEP)
- the Unemployed Parent Program, the Family Assistance Program (FAP)
- the Interim Disabled Parent program. This applies to children lacking parental support or care due to continued absence or death of a parent, or because one or both parents in a two- parent home are unemployed, disabled or working less than 100 hours a month. These conditions qualify for the benefits offered by this program.
Children of FANF eligible families are eligible for Healthy Kids Gold medical coverage
Parents of families eligible for FANF cash assistance are also eligible for Medicaid.
Single moms eligible for FANF, who do not live in government subsidized housing are also eligible for Emergency assistance that can help them get and keep safe and secure housing.
General Program Requirements
In order to qualify for the program benefits, single moms applying for the program must be U.S. nationals, citizens, legal aliens, or permanent residents, have low or very low income, and be either under-employed (working for very low wages), unemployed or about to become unemployed, and a resident of the state of New Hampshire responsible for a child under 20 years of age.
The application for this program can be found at the following website: http://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dfa/foodstamps/index.htm
Program Contact Information
For more information visit the New Hampshire FANF program.
For more inquiries related to the program you can call:
To use a web-form to send email inquiries to the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services follow this link.