Work Readiness Component (WoRC) –
For Participants

The WoRC program is designed to support individuals who are receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) in their pursuit of self-sufficiency. WoRC offers opportunities for job readiness training, makes available supportive services to address participant identified barriers, and provides one-on-one case management guidance.

How can I enroll in the WoRC program?

Enrollment begins at the Office of Public Assistance. Once eligible for TANF, you will automatically be referred to HRDC’s WoRC program.

Is participation in the WoRC program required in order to receive TANF funds?

Yes. Approval of your TANF benefits is dependent on meeting WoRC and other eligibility requirements determined by the Office of Public Assistance.

What is required of me?

You will be required to complete 27-33 hours of employment and training activities each week and will need to attend WoRC case management meetings as scheduled. You will also need to submit activity sheets with required verification of activities completed each week.

What will my case manager do?

Your Case Manager will assist in negotiating activities suitable for your current job readiness needs and request supportive services on your behalf as needed. Your Case Manager may also provide referrals to various programs, classes, and other service providers in your community.

How long can I be in the WoRC program?

You are allowed sixty months of TANF assistance nationwide during your lifetime.

For more information:


Phone: 406-247-4732 or 800-433-1411 (Billings) or 406-665-2523 (Hardin)

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This project is funded in whole or in part under a Contract with the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services. The statements herein do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Department.