> New Hampshire Financial Assistance for Needy Families Program (FANF)
The Financial Assistance for Needy Families Program (FANF) provides cash assistance to families with dependent children through either the Family Assistance Program (FAP), the New Hampshire Employment Program (NHEP), the Unemployed Parent program, or the Interim Disabled Parent program. To qualify, the dependent children must lack parental support or care due to death, continued absence or because one or both parents in a two-parent home are disabled, unemployed or working less than 100 hours a month.
Parents of families eligible for FANF cash assistance are also eligible for Medicaid; children of FANF eligible families are eligible for Healthy Kids Gold medical coverage. Families 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 this benefit program, you must be a resident of New Hampshire responsible for a child under 20 years of age, a U.S. national, citizen, legal alien, or permanent resident, have low or very low income, and be either under-employed (working for very low wages), unemployed or about to become unemployed.
The application for this program can be found at:
Program Contact Information:
To learn more about New Hampshire FANF please visit:
You can view a list of frequently asked questions about New Hampshire FANF at:
You can call the toll-free line to ask about the program. Please call:
1-800-852-3345 ext. x4238
To use a web-form to send email inquiries to the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services please link to: