Tennesseans can now apply for up to $1,000 a month amid COVID-19 emergency


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) —Some much needed relief is coming for families amid the coronavirus pandemic that has cost jobs.

Emergency Cash Assistance is now open for residents to apply for up to $1,000 a month, for two months.

This applies for families that were employed as of March 11 and have lost a job or at least 50% of their earned income due to the COVID-19 emergency.

Funds are being made available through the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program and is in addition to any unemployment benefits a family may be receiving.

Here's the breakdown of what's provided:

  • $500 for a household of 1 to 2 persons.
  • $750 for a household of 3 to 4 persons.
  • $1000 for a household with 5 or more persons

Eligibility:

To be eligible, families must have been employed as of March 11, 2020 but have since then lost employment or at least 50% of their earned income due to the COVID-19 emergency, include a child under the age of 18 or a pregnant woman, have a valid Social Security Number, must not have resources exceeding $2000, and the gross and/or unearned monthly income may not exceed 85% of the State’s Median Income that’s currently:

  • Gross Monthly Income of $2,696 for a household of one.
  • Gross Monthly Income of $3,526 for a household of two.
  • Gross Monthly Income of $4,356 for a household of three.
  • Gross Monthly Income of $5,185 for a household of four.
  • Gross Monthly Income of $6,015 for a household of five.

Click HERE to apply.

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