Support for Single Moms in Kansas
The program offers employment services and support services to low-income families. That support can include cash assistance.
To benefit from the program single moms and needy families need to:
– have at least one child under 18, including an unborn baby
– meet low income requirements
– have limited resources (the home, the car, personal items and assets less than $2,000 do not count)
Employment and Employment Support Services
Single moms can receive help in preparing for employment.
– help in obtaining a GED
– services for learning disabilities
– help in obtaining and keeping employment
– job training
– help with moving costs related to a job
– help with transportation assistance
– providing clothing
– help with improving parenting skills
– support with physical and mental health services
– help with handling drug and alcohol problems or domestic violence
Cash Assistance – Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
Cash assistance is available to needy single moms. The amount depends of the family’s income and the county of residence.
A single mom with one child can receive between $309 (rural county) and $352 (high cost high population county).
Families can get TANF for 48 months in a lifetime.
As long as they meet the requirements, needy single moms can obtain assistance while looking for work. Families who get TANF might also get medical benefits and child care.