Arizona Benefits

Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)

The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System or AHCCCS is the Medicaid agency in the state of Arizona that gives health insurance programs to individuals and families who meet certain requirements. It is jointly funded by the state and the federal government.

Cash Assistance (TANF)

Arizona's EMPOWER program is targeted at families with children who are facing financial challenges. This program offers monthly cash assistance, helping parents or caretakers provide for children's needs. EMPOWER is designed to help these families in managing everyday expenses, while also encouraging steps towards self-reliance and financial responsibility.

Food Stamps (SNAP)

Just like most of the other states in the US, the State of Arizona offers food stamp assistance to qualified applicants through (SNAP) short for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. This is made possible by making use of the user-friendly online application and a multitude of other state resources available to assist with eligibility requirements. As a result, qualified Arizona residents can receive food stamp emergency aid in a short notice of one week or standard assistance within a 30-day waiting period.


Arizona Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides energy assistance for low-income families in Arizona who cannot afford to pay their utility bills. The program also provides weatherization, utility repair, and equipment replacement support through its child programs.


Arizona Medicaid provides health and medical coverage to the low-income households residing in the state of Arizona. The program is called Arizona Health Care Cost Containment Systems (AHCCCS) in Arizona but provides Medicaid benefits.

National School Lunch Program (NSLP)

The National School Lunch Program or NSLP and the School Breakfast Program or SBP are federal programs aimed to protect the health and welfare of schoolchildren by providing sufficient nutritious food at no cost or for a reduced price. These are available to private and public schools, as well as residential child care institutions (RCCIs) such as temporary shelters, juvenile detention centers, homes for the physically, emotionally, or mentally impaired, orphanages, and group homes.


In Arizona, residents who meet the eligibility criteria are entitled to Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). These benefits are for those who are unable to work due to a disability.

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families or TANF is one of the federal-state assistance programs in the United States — the federal government establishes the fundamental rules and regulations to run the program, but each state is in charge of developing its own programs, eligibility requirements, and benefits.

The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)

Arizona's TEFAP is dedicated to offering emergency food assistance to low-income individuals and families. Partnering with local food banks and distribution agencies, the program ensures the availability of nutritious food items, including fruits, vegetables, and protein sources. This program is crucial in helping Arizonans who struggle with food insecurity.


Unemployment Insurance in Arizona provides financial assistance for workers who have lost their job and require assistance in order to survive through the period of unemployment. If you are unemployed through no fault of your own, you may be eligible to file a claim for UI benefits in Arizona. To learn how to apply for Arizona UI benefits, simply follow the instructions below.

Veterans Disability

In Arizona, Veterans Disability Benefits are provided to veterans who have been injured or developed a medical condition during their active military service. These financial benefits are part of a wide support system to honor their service. Apart from disability benefits, Arizona veterans can take advantage of VA pensions, education and training programs, Dependents and Survivor Benefits, and much more.


The Arizona Weatherization Assistance Program is an initiative by the state of Arizona, that helps low-income families conserve energy in their homes so as to reduce the energy costs they incur. Since its introduction this program which is managed by the Arizona Department of Commerce Energy Office has helped over 16,500 low income households in the state of Arizona.


The women, Infants and Children program is an initiative run by the United States Department of Health for supplemental nutrition. The main objective of this program is to assist susceptible groups of people such as pregnant women and children who are under five years of age and babies to get nutritious groceries and fundamental healthcare. It has been noted by the DOH website that beneficiaries of WIC grants stand higher chances of having healthier pregnancies.