I'm wondering about TANF. Can someone explain to me who qualifies for it? And what exactly does it entail? I need to sort out financial issues in my life quite quickly as this was an unexpected pregnancy. So I decided while I was doing part time at my state university (nursing) that I would go to a vocational school to get a temporary license in a health care field (LPN) so I would at least have a decent paying job that also gives me experience in a field I'm already working towards a degree in. If for any reason I needed to cut back on school hours to spend more time with my child I'd have that option.
I was wondering how TANF works exactly though for single mothers? The father of my child is an English citizen so he isn't even from this country. We met while I was looking to study abroad and I lived with him in Bristol, England for 5 months. This current situation is kind of a nightmare. He's hoping to have a job move within a year to two years time as his job does offer opportunities over here where I live. He's going to help me as much as he can. But I still have the feeling I'm going to need to derive financial help from other places until I complete the 12 month vocational program.
Please, no nasty comments or low blows.