SI KC00830.403 Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

The purpose of this KC Regional POMS Supplement is to provide instruction on the treatment of TANF payments in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska.

A. Background

The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 replaced Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) under Title IV-A of the Social Security Act (SSACT) with cash block grants to states for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). This legislation ended the federal entitlement of individuals to cash assistance under Title IV-A of the SSACT. States now have the flexibility to determine eligibility criteria and set benefit amounts that we also must use in for SSI purposes.

Making a Determination on TANF Income.

TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) is a funding source. Federal and State funds are combined to provide payments for TANF programs. Examples of TANF funded assistance can include:

  1. Monthly cash benefits (formerly AFDC)

  2. Cash diversion programs

  3. Family preservation programs

TANF payments made under these programs for SSI purpose is determined by:

  1. The purpose of the program (e.g., programs designed to provide medical and social services are not income.

  2. The funding source.

  3. The method in which it is provided (in cash or in kind)

NOTE: A social service is any service (other than medical) which is intended to assist a handicapped or socially disadvantaged individual to function in society on a level comparable to that of an individual who does not have such a handicap or disadvantage. For instructions on handling cash and in-kind items received in conjunction with medical and social services see SI 00815.050.

The following Steps should be used in determining if TANF is countable as income:

Step 1.

Is it Income?

If yes, go to step 2.

If no develop per SI 00815.050.

Step 2.

Is it IBON?

If yes, develop per SI 0830.403

If no, go to step 3.

Step 3.

Is it ABON?

If yes, develop exclude per SI 00830.175.

If no, go to step 4.

Step 4.

Is it Emergency Assistance?

If yes, develop per SI 00830.405.

If no, go to step 5.

Step 5.

Is it interest in an Individual Development Account?

If yes, develop per SI 00830.665.

If no, go back to step 1 and check your income determinations.

B. Tanf administed programs in the Kansas City region

 

Iowa

Kansas

Missouri

Nebraska

TANF information via SSA access to State Records online (SASRO)

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Rate Type (see chart)

Incremental

Incremental

Incremental

Incremental

Family Cap

SI 01320.410, SI 00830.403A.8, SI 00835.340B.2.b

No

No

No

No

Child Support Pass-through, SI 00830.425

No

$40.00

No

No

Simultaneous Eligibility, SI 00830.403A.4

No

No

No

No

Emergency Assistance (EA), SI 00830.405

TANF

TANF

No

Non-TANF

Cash Diversion, SI 00815.000

Funding unknown

No

No

No

Individual Development Accounts (IDA's), SI 01130.678, SI 00830.665

Non-TANF

No

No

Non-TANF

TANF Time limits, SI 00830.403A.7

60 months

60 months

60 months

24 with 48 months

Exceptions to Time limit

3+

No

Yes- pending

3+

Sanctions for Noncompliance with the work requirement, SI 00830.403A.6.a.

See Table #1

See Table #1

See Table #1

See Table #1`

Work Allowed Under TANF

See Table #2

See Table #2

See Table #2

See Table #2

Other than work sanctions for Noncompliance

_

_

25% grant reduction

Sanction according to violation

File for SS and/or SSI (where potential entitlements exists)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Table 1 — Sanctions for Noncompliance with the work requirement.

Iowa

Family ineligible for time; must reapply; 6 months ineligible for subsequent.

Kansas

Family ineligible till compliance; then ineligible for 2 months

Missouri

25% grant reduction

Nebraska

Noncompliance individual ineligible for 1, 3, 6, 12 months

Table 2 — Work allowed under TANF

Iowa

Yes until income exceeds eligibility

Kansas

Yes until income exceeds eligibility

Missouri

Yes as long as budget shows need

Nebraska

Yes as long as eligible for grant

C. Tanf procedures in the Kansas City region

Procedures for SSI purposes. When an individual or child is approved for SSI benefits, field offices in the Kansas City Region should continue to contact the State and:

  1. Develop the amount of TANF. (Verification by phone or Fax is acceptable) (See SI KC00830.400)

  2. Advise the State of the individual's eligibility.

  3. Request date the recipients' TANF will terminate.

  4. Calculate the individuals share and revised TANF amounts for individuals remaining of grant.

NOTE: For instructions on developing TANF. See SI 00830.403

D. Tanf programs in the Kansas City region - rate charts

1. Iowa Department of Human Services—Family Investment Program (FIP)

Number in Assistance Group

Monthly Benefit Amounts

1

$ 183

2

$ 361

3

$ 426

4

$ 495

5

$ 548

6

$ 610

7

$ 670

8

$ 731

9

$ 791

10

$ 865

Each Additional Person

$ 87

2. Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitative Services—Temporary Assistance to Families (TAF):

TAF payments vary:

  • By location within the state of Kansas; and

  • By shared and non-shared living arrangements.

The five location groups and corresponding counties are:

Group I

Allen, Barber, Bourbon, Chase, Chautauqua, Cherokee, Comanche, Cowley, Crawford, Edwards, Elk, Finney, Greenwood, Harper, Labette, Marion, Meade, Montgomery, Neosho, Pratt, Stafford, Stanton, Sumner, Wilson, Woodson

Group II

Anderson, Atchison, Barton, Brown, Cheyenne, Clark, Clay, Cloud, Coffey, Decatur, Dickinson, Doniphan, Ellis, Ellsworth, Ford, Geary, Gove, Graham, Grant, Greeley, Hamilton, Haskell, Hodgeman, Jackson, Jewell, Kearny, Kingman, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Logan, Lyon, Marshall, Mitchell, Morris, Nemaha, Ness, Norton, Osborne, Ottawa, Phillips, Pottawatomi, Rawlins, Republic, Rooks, Rush, Russell, Saline, Scott, Sheridan, Smith, Stevens, Thomas, Trego, Wabaunsee, Wallace, Washington, Wichita

Group III

Franklin, Gray, Klowa, Morton, Pawnee, Seward, Sherman

Group IV

Butler, Jefferson, Leavenworth, McPherson, Miami, Osage, Reno, Rice, Riley, Sedgwick, Shawnee, Wyandotte

Group V

Douglas, Harvey, Johnson

Table I—Kansas TAF Non-Shared Living Arrangements

Persons in Plan

Groups I and II

Group III

Group IV

Group V

1

$ 224

$ 229

$ 241

$ 267

2

$ 309

$ 314

$ 326

$ 352

3

$ 386

$ 391

$ 403

$ 429

4

$ 454

$ 459

$ 471

$ 497

5

$ 515

$ 520

$ 532

$ 558

6

$ 576

$ 581

$ 593

$ 619

7

$ 637

$ 642

$ 654

$ 680

8

$ 698

$ 703

$ 715

$ 741

NOTE: For each additional person, add $61 to the monthly amount.

Table II—Kansas TAF Shared Living Arrangements

Persons in Plan

Groups I and II

Group III

Group IV

Group V

1

$ 138

$ 170

$ 175

$ 186

2

$ 263

$ 265

$ 271

$ 284

3

$ 349

$ 352

$ 359

$ 375

4

$ 421

$ 425

$ 432

$ 449

5

$ 487

$ 490

$ 499

$ 517

6

$ 557

$ 561

$ 571

$ 592

7

$ 618

$ 622

$ 632

$ 653

8

$ 679

$ 683

$ 693

$ 714

NOTE: For each additional person, add $61 to the monthly amount.

For information on SSI Income Policy and TANF Rate Changes in Kansas see SI KC00830.404

3. Missouri Division of Family Services—Temporary Assistance

Number in Assistance Group

Monthly Benefit Amounts

1

$ 136

2

$ 234

3

$ 292

4

$ 342

5

$ 388

6

$ 431

7

$ 474

8

$ 514

9

$ 554

10

$ 595

11

$ 635

12

$ 675

13

$ 715

14$755

4. Nebraska Department of Social Services—Aid to Families with Dependent Children (ADC)

Nebraska ADC Payment Chart Effective 7/1/2017

HH size

Maximum ADC Payment Amount

1

$ 306.00

2

$ 378.00

3

$ 450.00