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ISSUE DATE: 04/2018

MFIP is the Minnesota Family Investment Program. Its purpose is to provide temporary assistance to support families in the process of becoming economically stable. MFIP emphasizes and rewards work. Eligibility is limited to 60 months in a lifetime, with some exceptions.

The MFIP grant includes both a cash and food portion by combining federal or state family cash assistance and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). It is the cash portion of the grant which is time-limited. See Chapter (Opting out of MFIP Cash) for its effect on CCAP eligibility.

In a two parent household when one parent is on MFIP and continues to meet the eligibility requirements for MFIP and the other parent is not included in the MFIP grant, they can still receive MFIP child care if the other parent meets BSF eligibility requirements. Examples of this would be when one parent receives SSI or when one parent has been disqualified from MFIP for fraud. See Chapter 4.6.6 (Authorized activities outside an Employment Plan) and Chapter 4.3.12 (Basic Sliding Fee) for further information about BSF program eligibility requirements.

Legal authority

Minnesota Statute 119B.05
Minnesota Rule 3400.0080

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