Kansas TANF

Updated June 28, 2019

TANF, known in Kansas as the Successful Families Program is the monthly cash assistance program for poor Kansas families with children under age 18.1

Kansas limits the receipt of cash assistance to 24 months only2 but allows for “hardship extensions” of up to an additional 12 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.

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How much is cash assistance in Kansas?

Under the Successful Families Program, the amount of cash benefit provided depends upon your income, household size, and the county where you live.

An eligible family of three may receive as much as $429 per month in certain high-cost counties, but no more than $386 in lower-cost locales.3


How do I apply for welfare 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.

References
  1. The Grandparents as Caregivers (GPCG) program provides cash benefits to grandparents or other relatives raising children.
  2. Kansas cut the time limit to 48 months in 2011, to 36 months in 2015, and to 24 months in 2016.
  3. Kansas Maximum Cash Assistance Payments
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