Pandemic Emergency Assistance Fund Payment to be Issued August 31

News Release
For Immediate Release: 8/26/2021

Garret Swanson, Office of Communications, (402) ​480-0883;


Lincoln – To help Nebraskans live better lives, families who receive Aid to Dependent Children (ADC) are about to get a boost with an extra payment of $1200. The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will be issuing a one-time supplemental payment to ADC recipients who received a payment in July 2021. With the passage of the American Rescue Plan Act, Nebraska received a $4.4 million allotment from the Administration of Children and Families (ACF), Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) Program to assist eligible families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

This payment is intended to be used by eligible families for any crisis needs they may have such as emergency housing, utility payments, food, clothing, and back-to-school expenses.

ADC recipients will not need to take any action to receive the one-time payment which will be available on August 31, 2021, on their designated ReliaCard or through a direct deposit option used for their regular ADC payments. The pandemic emergency assistance payment will not affect the regular ADC payment a family receives.

Households issued a July 2021 ADC payment after August 26, 2021, will receive their one-time emergency assistance payment after initial approval.

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