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  • Cecil County Department of Social Services, Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA)

    Agency: Cecil County Department of Social Services

    NOTE: ALL recertification periods due in the months of October 2020-March 2021 have been POSTPONED to a later date. If a caller's is due in any of these months, they DO NOT have to do anything at this time as they will receive a letter in the mail within the next two weeks with additional details.

    FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Provides welfare reform program that's designed to help families to become independent of welfare support through work, personal responsibility and community involvement. Customers are required to participate in work activities for a minimum of 40 hours per week in exchange for TCA, child care, training and emergency assistance.

    ELIGIBILITY: Families which include a minor child or pregnant individual. Must be a U.S. citizen or legal immigrant who resides in Maryland, has applied for Child Support Services and participates in work activity.


    1) WORK ACTIVITIES: Can include job search, unsubsidized and subsidized employment, work experience, on-the-job training and/or community service. Education activity for adults must be approved and is required for minors with infants. The following are exempt from work activities: adult of child under 1 years; teen mother with child less than 12 weeks; severely disabled adult or child (SSI application required).

    2) WELFARE AVOIDANCE GRANTS (WAG): Client, at caseworker's suggestion, can receive 3-12 months of cash assistance to avoid need for TCA.

    • 170 East Main Street
      Elkton, MD 21921

    Agency: Cecil County Department of Social Services

    Languages Available: Accommodations possible.

    Payment Description: None.

    Intake and Eligibility: See notes.

    Areas Served:
    • Cecil County

    - Basic Income Maintenance Programs

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