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What is a Workfare payment?

A Workfare payment is a cash payment you receive receive from a state or local agency that administers public assistance programs funded under the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program in return for certain work activities such as:

  1. Work experience activities (including remodeling or repairing public housing) if private sector employment isn't available, or
  2. community service program activities.

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