What benefits does OKDHS offer?
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families is a federally-funded program for children who need support due to a parent's death, incapacity, unemployment, or absence.
Formerly known as food stamps, SNAP helps low-income families buy healthy food using an EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) card. There are similar eligibility requirements as TANF, such as income, SSN for each member of the household, and citizenship.
Child Care Subsidy
Another federally-funded program, the childcare subsidy is paid directly to the childcare provider, it allows safe, quality childcare while the custodial parent is at work, school, or training.
If you are a non-custodial parent and your child's custodial parent applies for these or other benefits, DHS will be contacting you for child support.
This may seem unfair in some cases. As mentioned above, you yourself may not be in a financial place to provide. Hiring an attorney to help you navigate DHS requirements can make a difference in the direction of your case. Our team at Worden & Carbitcher is extensively well-versed in Oklahoma child support laws. Contact our office at 405.360.8036 to set up a consultation with one of our family law attorneys. During a paid consultation, an attorney can answer your questions, explain the law in a way that makes sense, and give you legal advice on how to move forward. We look forward to hearing from you.