Welfare Transition Program (TANF) Requirements

CareerSource Southwest Florida centers in Southwest Florida play a pivotal role in the state’s Welfare Transition Program, which places a strong emphasis on employment, self-sufficiency, and individual accountability to assist participants in transitioning from welfare to gainful employment. This program, known as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), offers financial assistance to eligible families with dependent children. In addition to cash benefits, TANF provides vital support such as childcare and transportation assistance, diversion services, job training, and employment support.

Our primary objective within the Welfare Transition Program is to facilitate employment opportunities for program participants. CareerSource Southwest Florida centers actively oversee the Welfare Transition program across Lee, Hendry, Collier, Glades, and Charlotte Counties in collaboration with the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (FloridaCommerce).



Please note: You will have access to OSST Client site once you have completed an interview with the Department of Children and Families and are referred to CareerSource Southwest Florida.

Step 1: If you have not already completed the online assessment on the One-Stop Service Tracking Center (OSST Client Website) to complete the work registration process.

Step 2: You will need to view the orientation video in your preferred language after completing the online assessment on the One-Stop Service Tracking Center (OSST Client Website). English, Spanish, Creole 

*For assistance in accessing the Internet or using a computer, please visit your nearest CareerSource Southwest Florida Career Center.


If you are required to participate, you will receive a Notification of Mandatory Action Letter then complete the following steps:

Step 1: Click English, Spanish or Creole to watch the Welfare Transition (TANF) Program Orientation video in  your preferred language . Then complete the form with the required information to finish the orientation process.

Step 2: Complete the 2nd part of the online assessment on the One-Stop Service Tracking Center (OSST Client Website).

Step 3: Please schedule your initial appointment to complete the requirements and to receive continued assistance. Click here

Note: *Appointments can be booked up to three weeks in advance.

Report Your Changes to Department of Children (DCF): https://dcf-access.dcf.state.fl.us/access/scrflhomepage.do

Reportable Changes Include:

  • Earned Income
  • Unearned Income
  • Household Members
  • Address
  • Telephone Number
  • Email Address
  • Withdrawal for Temporary Cash Assistance

Penalty Lift Assistance Request

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