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Work First Benefit Diversion

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Benefit Diversion is an alternative to traditional Work First Cash Assistance.

  • It is designed to help families deal with a specific crisis situation or episode of need.
  • It is not intended to meet recurrent or ongoing needs.

Because it is an alternative to traditional Work First, Benefit Diversion must be offered by a caseworker to eligible applicants based on eligibility requirements and review of the specific crisis or episode of need.

The program provides eligible applicants with up to three months of cash assistance in one lump sum payment in a 12 month period.

How to apply:

Benefit Diversion must be offered to eligible applicants by a caseworker
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