Public Assistance Programs (TCA/TDAP)

How to Apply

The orientation process  for Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA) is now completely online. You can view the orientation video and download the HHS Packet on our website.  

Prior to receiving TCA benefits, you must complete the DHHS & ResCare TCA packets and orientations. We encourage residents to stay home and e-mail or fax their documents.

DHHS

1.  Download the DHHS TCA orientation packet . For assistance or if you have questions completing the packet, call Jennifer Garcia at 301-740-7714. You can submit the packet three ways:  

  1. Fax to 240-777-1342; or  

  1. Please use drop box to leave TCA orientation packets at 7300 Calhoun Drive, Suite 700, Rockville MD 20855  

2. After you submit your packet, you will receive a call from a DHHS case manager to review the information.   

a) Play and listen to the  DHHS Orientation video .

b) Call Jennifer Garcia t 301-740-7714, if you do not receive a phone call once packet is submitted. 

Rescare 

 3. To register for the Work Participation Program please contact Rescare at: e-mail  ResCareMD@rescare.com  or call 301–740-7700.

You can apply for Temporary Cash Assistance ( TCA), Temporary Disability Assistance Program (TDAP) and the Food Supplement Program (Food Stamps) online at  MyDHR  or call 311 to have an application mailed to you.  Paper application can be mailed or dropped off at one of the three regional offices or at the three Neighborhood Centers listed below. 

If you apply online, please capture and retain the control number provided (a nine digit number starting with the letter "S"), so that your application may be tracked by you until you are contacted by a  team member to complete the interview and application evaluation process. 


MidCounty DHHS Building
**CLOSED TO PUBLIC - USE DROP BOX**1301 Piccard Drive

Rockville, MD  20850
(click  here for map and office hours)

DHHS Silver Spring Center
**CLOSED TO PUBLIC - USE DROP BOX**

8818 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD  20910
(click  here ​for map and office hours)

UpCounty Regional Services Center
**CLOSED TO PUBLIC - USE DROP BOX**

12900 Middlebrook Road
Germantown, MD  20874
(click  here ​for map and office hours)

TESS Center
**CLOSED TO PUBLIC - BY APPOINTMENT ONLY**

8513 Piney Branch Road
Silver Spring, MD 20901
(click  here for map and office hours)

Neighborhood Opportunity Network at Family Services, Inc.
**CLOSED TO PUBLIC**
610 East Diamond Avenue, Suite 500
Gaithersburg, MD  20877
(click  here  for map and office hours)

Neighborhood Opportunity Network at Catholic Charities
McCarrick Center
**CLOSED TO PUBLIC**

12247 Georgia Avenue
Wheaton, MD  20902
(click  here  for map and office hours)

Applicants who do not speak English or have limited English proficiency will have access to an interpreter.  The interpreter may be a local department staff member, an individual designated by the applicant, an individual outside the agency who is proficient in the customer’s language, or the department can use the Language Line. An interpreter cannot be a minor child.

Documents To Bring

In general, the following documents are needed:

  • Proof of identity
  • Social Security number (not the Social Security Card)
  • Proof of residence
  • Proof of income
  • Proof of citizenship or immigration status for non-U.S. born applicants
  • TDAP 500 Form - Doctors must complete disability dates with a beginning and an end.
  • TDAP 340 Form - Customers must sign, date and return.
  • TCA 269 Form - Customer must apply for SSI if disability is 12 months or more.
  • TCA 500 Form - Doctors must complete disability with a beginning and end date.

Other information may be required once the interview has been completed

Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility is based upon household size and income.  U.S. citizenship is a requirement of the programs but non-citizens with “qualified immigrant” status may also meet eligibility requirements.  Specific information on eligibility is available at the local offices.

Information for Current TCA Customers
Please fax or email any updates and changes to your assigned caseworker. For general questions or concerns, please contact Alan Spencer at 240-777-1161 or email at Alan.Spencer@montgomerycountymd.gov .

Last Name Case Worker Phone Fax E-mail
AAAA --- EDWZ Yesenia Barrera-Cruz 240-777-1030 240-777-1153 Yesenia.Barrera-Cruz@montgomerycountymd.gov
EDZA --- KOMZ Mildred Bell 240-777-1578 240-777-1153 Mildred.Bell@montgomerycountymd.gov
KONA --- RAMN Nicholas Collins 240-777-4374 240-777-1153 Nicholas.Collins@montgomerycountymd.gov
RAMO --- ZZZ Aisha Lyons 240-777-1218 240-777-1153 Aisha.Lyons@montgomerycountymd.gov
Long-Term Disabled (OTD) Mauri Sagnay 240-777-1865 240-777-1153 Mauri.Sagnay@montgomerycountymd.gov

Fees and Payments

N/A

FAQ's

1.  Where should I apply?

Applicants are encouraged to contact an office location based on their zip code. See the listing of those zip codes (below) that correspond to each office.

Rockville Office (1301 Piccard Drive): 

 

20810
20811
20812
20813
20814
20815
20816
20817
20818
20824

20825
20827
20830
20832
20833
20847
20848
20849
20850
20851

20852
20853
20854
20856
20857
20858
20859
20860
20861
20862

20889​
20891
20892
20894
20895
20896
20897
20902
20906

 

Silver Spring Office (8818 Georgia Avenue):

 

20707
20777
20783
20866
20863

​20901
20903
20904
20905
20907

​20908
20910
20911
20912
20914

20915
20916
20918
20993

Germantown Office (12900 Middlebrook Road):

 

20837
20838
20839
20841
20842
20855
20871

20872
20874
20875
20876
20877
20878

20879
20880
20882
20883
20884 
20885

20886
20898
20899
20997
​21771
21797

 

 

2.   If approved, how will I receive my benefits?

Cash benefits are issued through the Electronic Benefit Transfer System (EBT) plastic card known as the Independence Card.  You can withdraw money from automatic teller machines (ATM) or buy things at participating stores.  Cash benefits are made available from the 2 nd to the 4 th of every month, based on the first letter of your last name.

Additional Information

No additional Information at this time.

 

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