Kansas Successful Families Program

Kansas Successful Families Program

Last Updated on May 7, 2022 by Anne-Sophie Reinhardt

The Kansas Successful Families Program program provides temporary monthly cash assistance for up to 24 months to low-income families with minor children. 

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Kansas allows requests for hardship extensions and provides a 12-month extension for benefits. 

The Successful Families Program requires work-eligible applicants to participate in work-related activities. Failure to do so will waive the benefits including child support.

Cash Assistance for Kansas Successful Families Program

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. So, the chart below shows the highest cash benefit a family may receive, based on family size:

FAQ’s about Kansas Successful Families Program 


How much is cash assistance in Kansas? 

The benefits you receive from TANF largely depend on your family’s income, size, and the county you reside in. A family of three can receive a maximum of $429 monthly in certain high-cost counties,  and a maximum of $386 in lower-cost counties.

CASH ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS​ ​ ​ ​
Family SizeRural CountyRural County (High Cost)High Population CountiesBoth High Cost and
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​ ​ 

Cash Assistance – known as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). This include the Work Incentive payment and the Grandparents as Caregivers (GPCG) program.

  1. Cash – Monthly TANF benefit.
  2. Work Incentive Payment – This payment is designed for those cases where ineligibility for TANF exists due to excess income when earned income is involved.
  3. Grandparents as Caregivers (GPCG) – The GPCG program is funded by the TANF Block Grant. It gives financial assistance to grandparents or other qualifying relatives raising children. But only if certain eligibility requirements are met including income and resource guidelines. Income and resource guidelines only apply to the child(ren). Moreover, grandparents or other qualifying relatives do not have to provide verification of their own income or resources.

How do I apply for welfare in Kansas?

Visit the DCF Online Application and Self-Assessment for the TANF application. For assistance, call 1-888-369-4777.

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