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OK Unemployment: Help for Single Moms in Oklahoma

OK Unemployment: Getting the Help You Need

Feeling stretched thin while trying to balance work and your duty as a single mother? How about those mounting bills and rent? If you are a resident of Oklahoma, this is the right article for you.

Being a single mom doesn’t mean you have to be a super superhero. In this guide, you will find many community resources and government assistance programs designed to offer support, advice and financial help for single moms in Oklahoma. They range from food benefits to rental assistance to the opportunity for a free mobile call and data plans!

Keep reading to learn more!

Food Benefits

Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

WIC provides nutritious foods, nutrition education and referrals to health care to low income pregnant women, postpartum women, infants and children up to age 5 who are found to be at nutritional risk.

Low income single mothers living in Oklahoma or those that participate in Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families are eligible for WIC.

The application process is very easy. Simply use the online WIC enrollment request tool and upload your proofs of identification, residency, and income. Then select a clinic to receive your enrollment request to set up your first WIC appointment to determine your eligibility.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

SNAP provides food benefits to low income households so they can afford the nutritious food essential to health and well-being.The benefits are deposited to your Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards for food purchased in authorized retail food stores/Farmers’ Markets.

You must meet the following basic requirements to be qualify:

  • U.S. citizen or legal alien
  • Work requirements (unemployed adults, ages 18 TO 50)
  • Meet income standard(s) shown on Appendix C-3
  • Social Security Number for all members included in the food benefit household.

Single moms can either apply online or submit completed forms 08MP001E (Request for Benefits) to the Local DHS Human Services Center.

Financial Programs

Financial Programs

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

TANF provides cash assistance and other temporary support on a time limited basis for children deprived of support because of a parent’s death, incapacity, absence or unemployment. These benefits include monthly payment, Soonercare (subsidy for child care costs with zero copay), job readiness activities, and flex fund based on need and care status.

Apply online or submit a completed Form 08MP001E (Request for Benefits) to the local Oklahoma Department of Human Services Center.

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

LIEAP provides financial assistance to qualified families during specific application periods each year to help them pay summer cooling and winter heating bills. The program aims to help needy families reduce costs associated with home energy bills, energy crises, weatherization, and minor energy-related home repairs.

Eligibility is assessed based on income, household size, available resources and responsibility for payment of the home energy cost. “Household” is defined as individuals living “under the same roof” with one utility meter.

During open enrollment, you may apply online or call (405) 522-5050.

Housing Choice Voucher Program

The Housing Choice Voucher Program’s goal is to provide affordable housing for low income families, elderly, and disabled households in the form of rental subsidies. You can also choose any type of qualified unit within the Oklahoma City limits.

Single moms may be eligible as individuals or a family if their gross annual income does not exceed income guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). For the other eligibility requirements, you can refer to the website

You can either submit an application online or a paper application to Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency (OFHA) to get in the Housing Choice Voucher waiting list, though the wait is often a year or more.

Child Care Head Start

Head Start programs support children’s growth from birth to age 5 in low income families through free services focused on early learning and development, health, and family well-being.

Eligible participants include children whose family incomes are at or below the federal poverty level or who receive Supplemental Security Income, SNAP or TANF benefits. Children who are in the foster care system or experiencing homelessness also qualify.

Use the Head Start Center Locator to find a Head Start program near your home. They’ll help you find out if your child qualifies and give you the instructions on the next step in the process.

Child Care Subsidy

Child care subsidy helps parents, including single moms pay for licensed child care while they are at work, in training or getting an education. The subsidy is paid directly to the child care provider on the family’s behalf. You may need to make a copayment based on your income, family size and the number of family members needing services.

The program assesses eligibility based on income and household size. The income eligibility limits vary based on family size and income. For example, Oklahoma families may qualify if the gross household income is less than $3286/month for a family size of two.

You can apply online, call, or visit a local Oklahoma Human Services Center.

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More Assistance Available with FREE Phone Service

If you participate in one of the above government assistance programs, you likely qualify for FREE phone service through the Lifeline and Affordable Connectivity Programs.

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Alternatively, you can visit one of our 30 stores in Oklahoma, where our service staff will help you with the application, including getting you through the complex National Verifier process to confirm your eligibility.

All we need is one of the following government-issued IDs as your identity proof:

  • U.S. Driver License
  • Certificate of U.S. Citizenship
  • Certificate of Naturalization
  • U.S. Passport
  • U.S. Government, State or Tribal issued-ID
  • U.S. Military ID cards
  • Permanent Resident Cards
  • Permanent Resident Alien Cards

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