Pregnant Women Assistance Program

What it is:

Pregnant Women Assistance (PWA) is a state-funded program that provides cash assistance to low-income pregnant women who are not eligible for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or State Family Assistance (SFA) program for a reason other than not cooperating with TANF program rules.

The Pregnant Women Assistance program provides a maximum monthly cash grant of $197.00.

Who is eligible:

Persons who:

  • Are pregnant
  • Meet income and resource requirements
  • Meet citizenship / alien status requirements
  • Reside in Washington State

You cannot get Pregnant Women Assistance if:

  • You are eligible for Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) benefits or State Family Assistance (SFA) benefits or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits
  • Refuse or fail to meet a TANF or SFA eligibility rule
  • Refuse or fail to participate in drug or alcohol treatment if assessed as dependent

The Application for Benefits is available in several languages.

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