Families may choose to “opt out” of the cash portion of MFIP to avoid using up their 60 months of lifetime eligibility. These families still receive the food portion of MFIP, and can return to receiving cash benefits if necessary.
Families which receive the food portion of MFIP only are still considered MFIP recipients, and therefore continue to be eligible for child care assistance under the MFIP sub-program.
Continue to authorize child care, see Chapter 188.8.131.52 (MFIP Overview).
Minnesota Statutes 119B.05
Minnesota Statutes 256J
Minnesota Rules 3400.0080