Apply For Missouri TANF

This page provides the Missouri 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.

Missouri 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 Missouri welfare benefits. Read on for more information about applying for TANF. If you have additional questions or issues about this program, then contact TANF Missouri.

The purpose of the Temporary Assistance Program is to provide assistance to needy families with children so they can be cared for in their own home and to reduce dependency by promoting job preparation, work and marriage. Funds may also be used to prevent non-marital pregnancies and encourage the formation and maintenance of two-parent families.

Major provisions include:

All Families
FY 1997-1998 20 hours
FY 1999 25 hours
FY 2000 and beyond 30 hours
Two-Parent Families
FY 1997 and beyond 35 hours (first parent)
20 hours (second parent)

Temporary Assistance offers two types of services to families. The services available are cash assistance and case management.

Who Is Eligible?

The child who:

and whose parent(s) with whom he or she is living:

Missouri Employment Search

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

Apply Online For Missouri TANF

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