TANF, known in Kansas as the Successful Families Program is the monthly cash assistance program for Kansas' neediest families with children under age 18. 1
Kansas limits the receipt of cash assistance to 24 months only 2 but allows for “hardship extensions” of up to an additional 12 months for a total of 36 months.
Families receiving cash assistance are required to register for work or participate in work-related activities, unless otherwise exempt. This includes cooperating with child support requirement.
Who is eligible for TANF in Kansas? #
To be eligible for TANF in Kansas, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:
- Be a U.S. citizen or a lawful permanent resident.
- Be a resident of the state of Kansas.
- Be unemployed or working for very low wages.
- Be responsible for a child under age 19.
- Meet income and resource limits.
What is the income limit for TANF in Kansas? #
The income limit for TANF in Kansas is 28% of the federal poverty level, or less than $6,450 per year for a family of three. That is equivalent to less than $538 per month.
- Family Size Income Limit
- 1 $318
- 2 $428
- 3 $538
- 4 $648
- 5 $820
- 6 $758
- 7 $868
- 8 $978
How much is cash assistance in Kansas? #
Under the Successful Families Program, the amount of cash benefit provided depends upon the family’s income, and the county where the family lives.
For example, a family of three living in a high-cost, high-population county is eligible to receive $429 per month, whereas a family of three in a rural county is eligible to receive $386 per month. 3
How do I apply for TANF in Kansas? #
Go to the DCF Online Application and Self-Assessment to apply for Kansas TANF. If you need help with your application, please call 1-888-369-4777.
If you are looking for work, visit KansasWorks. If you don’t already have one, create a “Job Seeker Account” to post your resumes.
- The Grandparents as Caregivers (GPCG) program provides cash benefits to grandparents or other relatives raising children.
- Kansas cut the time limit to 48 months in 2011, to 36 months in 2015, and to 24 months in 2016.
- Kansas DCF, Maximum Cash Assistance Payments