Kan. Admin. Regs. § 30-4-41 - Assistance planning for TANF

Current through Register Vol. 40, No. 39, September 30, 2021

(a) For the purposes of K.A.R. 30-4-50 through 30-4-98, the following terms and definitions shall apply:
(1) "Family group" means the applicant or recipient and all individuals living together in which there is a relationship of legal responsibility or a caretaker relationship. This term shall include a cohabiting boyfriend or girlfriend living with the person legally responsible for the child.
(2) "Mandatory filing unit" means all persons in the family group whose needs or resources are required to be considered in determining eligibility and amount of payment as outlined in K.A.R. 30-4-70(e) for TANF purposes. If the department is unable to determine who is required to be a member of the mandatory filing unit as a result of an applicant's or recipient's failure to cooperate in providing necessary information or in complying with an eligibility requirement that is within the applicant's or recipient's control, those persons who would otherwise be required to be in the mandatory filing unit if the applicant or recipient had cooperated shall be ineligible for assistance.
(3) "Caretaker," for TANF assistance purposes, means any of the following persons:
(A) The parent or parents, including the parent or parents of an unborn child; or
(B) the person who is assigned the primary responsibility for the care and control of the child as one of the following representatives:
(i) A guardian, conservator, or a relative, as defined in K.A.R. 30-4-70(b); or
(ii) a legal custodian, when based on an approved social service plan.

Caretaker status shall be extended to the spouse of a non-parental caretaker and a cohabiting boyfriend or girlfriend living with the person legally responsible for the child.

(4) "Eligible caretaker" means a caretaker who is considered in the assistance plan with the child.
(5) "Legally responsible relative" means the person who has the legal responsibility to provide support for the person in the assistance plan.
(b) The assistance plan shall consist of those members of the mandatory filing unit and any other persons in the family group for whom assistance is requested and eligibility is determined. An individual excluded from the assistance plan shall not be eligible in a separate assistance plan.


Kan. Admin. Regs. § 30-4-41
Authorized by K.S.A. 2018 Supp. 39-708c; implementing K.S.A. 2018 Supp. 39-708c and K.S.A. 2018 Supp. 39-709; effective May 1, 1981; amended, E-82- 19, Oct. 21, 1981; amended May 1, 1982; amended May 1, 1983; amended May 1, 1984; amended, T-85-26, Oct. 15, 1984; amended May 1, 1985; amended May 1, 1986; amended, T-88-14, July 1, 1987; amended, T-88-59, Dec. 16, 1987; amended May 1, 1988; amended July 1, 1989; amended July 1, 1991; amended Jan. 2, 1992; amended March 1, 1997; amended by Kansas Register Volume 38, No. 16; effective May 3, 2019.

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