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Tennessee extends emergency cash assistance program

Program provides two monthly cash payments
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Posted at 1:51 AM, Jul 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-01 08:00:31-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Tennessee Department of Human Services has extended a program that provides financial help to the unemployed.

The Emergency Cash Assistance program gives two monthly cash payments to Tennesseans who lost their jobs or half of their income due to the pandemic.

The program has been extended through August 29, 2020.

The program provides $500 for a household of one or two people, $750 for a household of three to four people, or $1,000 for a household of five of more.

There are eligibility requirements. Family members who are able to work must have been employed as of March 11, 2020 and since lost their job or at least half of their income because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

You must have a valid Social Security number to apply.

Applications are being accepted online. Click here to go to the website.