Oklahoma TANF

Oklahoma TANF assists qualified families with minor children through a temporary public assistance program. The program aims to help families under them become self-sufficient. Therefore, they require work-eligible recipients to participate in work-related activities for a specified number of hours a week.

What benefits does the program offer? 

  1. Cash Payment
  2. SoonerCare
  3. Child Care Subsidy (with $0 copay)
  4. Participation in Job Readiness Activities
  5. Flexible Funds (based on need and case status)

Frequently Asked Questions about TANF in Oklahoma


How do I apply for? 

Start your application in person by submitting a completed form 08MP001 (Request for Benefits) to your local DHS Human Services Center in your area. 

Online application is available after creating an account at OKDHSLive!

An interview in person will complete the application process and check your eligibility.

How much do you get for TANF in Oklahoma? 

A family of three or those in the 18% of the federal poverty line receives monthly $292 from Oklahoma.

Does Oklahoma drug test for welfare? 

All Adults applying for TANF are required to undergo drug screening. Those who tested positive will not receive benefits for one year. Children are allowed to receive TANF benefits even if their parents tested positive for the drug test through a third party that tested negative.


  1. The program known as ‘welfare’ barely exists in Oklahoma.

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