Apply For Kansas TANF

This page provides the Kansas TANF eligibility requirements. Applicants must meet both state and federal guidelines for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program. Individuals who apply for TANF must meet the monetary and non-monetary state guidelines, complete work-related activities, provide paternity information about the children in the household and report as required by the state.

Kansas residents who qualify for welfare are required to furnish information such as citizenship, income, resources, and age. Only household members who are eligible can receive Kansas welfare benefits. Read on for more information about applying for TANF. If you have additional questions or issues about this program, then contact TANF Kansas.

The Successful Families Program offers employment services and support services to low-income families. That support may include cash assistance. The family is defined as including a child who may be living with a parent, relative, or person named by a court to take care of the child, such as a guardian, conservator, or custodian. Certain eligibility requirements for participation are identified below.

To receive help from the Successful Families Program, a family must have the following:

Cash Assistance

Cash assistance is also known as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). The amount of cash benefit provided depends upon the family's income and the county where the family lives. The chart below shows the highest cash benefit a family may receive, based on family size:

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Family Size Rural County High Cost Rural County High Population Counties High Cost
High Population Counties
1 $224 $229 $241 $267
2 $309 $314 $326 $352
3 $386 $391 $403 $429
4$454 $459 $471 $497
5+ Add $61 for each additional person​

Families may get cash assistance while they look for work as long as they meet program requirements. The requirements include cooperating with DCF Child Support Services Division. Families who get TANF may also get medical benefits and child care.

Adults must work or participate in work activities in order to receive cash assistance for their family, unless they are needed to do one of the following:

Note: Families can only get TANF for 48 months in a lifetime. You may not use your cash benefits to purchase alcohol, tobacco or lottery tickets.

Employment Support Services and Employment

Families can receive support services to help them prepare for and/or obtain employment. Persons receiving TANF who are not required to get a job or be in work activities may also apply for these services. They include:

Kansas Employment Search

Part of the requirement, while on the TANF program, is finding a job to help sustain your financial needs. Kansas provides an online job site for you to search for employment. You can view the job site by clicking here.

Apply Online For Kansas TANF

If you have questions about applying for TANF benefits, or you want to see if you can apply for TANF Kansas online, then visit the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families website here.