JUMMP - Jobs Upfront Mean More Pay

Applicants for South Carolina’s TANF program, known as Family Independence, must now complete, in addition to TANF Form 3800, the new Jobs Upfront Mean More Pay (JUMMP) form.

Through TANF Family Independence, cash payments are provided to children and their parents/caregivers for a limited time to encourage self-sufficiency.

The JUMMP form screens TANF applicants to determine who will be referred to JUMMP, a TANF work program. This program helps TANF recipients find employment. The South Carolina Department of Social Services (DSS) determines eligibility and participation in JUMMP, which may be mandatory for some TANF recipients.

South Carolina TANF applicants will most likely be referred to the JUMMP program if they are:

  • Over the age of 18 and not attending high school or equivalent
  • Already employed at the time of the application
  • Reapplying after losing TANF benefits due to a sanction

South Carolina TANF applicants may not be required to participate in the JUMMP program if they are:

  • Applying for TANF benefits for a child only, and not for themselves
  • Unable to work due to a medical condition that has been verified by a doctor
  • A single parent with a child under age one
  • Pregnant (seventh month and beyond)
  • A teenager in high school or equivalent
  • A victim of family domestic violence