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GLOSSARY: RELATIVE...

ISSUE DATE: 12/2016

RELATIVE CONTRIBUTION
The amount of money which program rules require a relative who is a FINANCIALLY RESPONSIBLE PERSON to pay toward a participant's support or cost of care.

RELATIVE CUSTODY ASSISTANCE GRANTS

Monthly financial assistance payment administered by Social Services for relatives who take permanent legal and physical custody of children with special needs upon a juvenile court determination that the children are unable to return to their parent's home.

RELATIVE FOSTER CARE PROVIDER

A non parental CAREGIVER of a MINOR CHILD or MINOR CAREGIVER who provides FOSTER CARE services to that MINOR CHILD or MINOR CAREGIVER.

RELOCATION ASSISTANCE

Payments the federal or county government grant to people who are required to move or relocate their home. For example, people required to move because the federal government purchases the land they reside on for a new highway. See 0017.06 (Excluded Income).

REPAYMENT AGREEMENT

An agreement a client signs with a county agency to repay assistance received. See 0025 (Benefit Adjustments and Recovery), 0025.21.03 (Overpayment Repayment Agreement).

REPRESENTATIVE PAYEE

A person or organization, selected by the Social Security Administration, designated to receive benefits on behalf of an RSDI or SSI RECIPIENT and obligated to use those benefits for the RSDI or SSI RECIPIENT's personal care and well being.

RESERVATION

The geographical area recognized by the federal or a state government as being set aside for the use of Indians and governed by Indians.

RESETTLEMENT PROGRAMS OFFICE

The office within the MN Department of Human Services that manages federal resources focused on self-sufficiency and integration for refugees, including Refugee Cash Assistance, Refugee Medical Assistance, and Refugee Social Services. For more information about refugee programs in Minnesota, see 0030 (Refugee Resettlement Program), 0030.03 (Refugee Cash Assistance), 0030.06 (Refugee Medical Assistance), Minnesota Health Care Programs Eligibility Policy Manual, Resettlement Programs Office (RPO) website.

RESOURCE LIMIT

See ASSET LIMIT in 0002.03 (Glossary: Agent Orange...).

RESTITUTION

A court order for repayment of an OVERPAYMENT.

RESTORED BENEFITS

The issuance of BENEFITs to an ASSISTANCE UNIT that received fewer benefits than they were entitled to in previous months.

RETIREMENT FUNDS

Savings plans such as PERA (Public Employee Retirement Association), IRA, and KEOGH PLANS which are recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as being for retirement.

RETIREMENT, SURVIVORS, AND DISABILITY INSURANCE (RSDI)

A program operated by the Social Security Administration that provides a monthly income to retired people, survivors or dependents of insured people, and people with disabilities. See 0029.06.06 (Retirement, Survivors & Disability Insurance).

RETROSPECTIVE BUDGETING

Calculating BENEFIT levels using income received 2 months before the PAYMENT MONTH to determine benefit levels for the payment month. For example, use January income to determine March benefit levels. See 0022.06 (How and When to Use Retrospective Budgeting), 0022.06.03 (When Not to Budget Income in Retro. Cases). Also see PROSPECTIVE BUDGETING in 0002.51 (Glossary: Professional...).

RETROSPECTIVE CYCLE

Looking back on conditions in a past month and applying the information in the present month. For example, budget income received in January for March. Budget income received in February for April.

RETROSPECTIVE ELIGIBILITY

Eligibility based on RETROSPECTIVE BUDGETING.

REVENUE RECAPTURE ACT

A method of recovering OVERPAYMENTs by intercepting Minnesota income tax or property tax refunds from former participants. See 0025.21.09 (Revenue Recapture Act).

ROOMER

A person who is not a UNIT member who lives with the unit and pays the unit for lodging but does not eat with the unit or pay the unit for food.

ROYALTIES

A share paid to an author or composer out of the proceeds resulting from the sale or performance of the work. A share paid to an inventor or proprietor for the right to use the invention or services. Compensation paid to the owner for the use of property, usually copyrighted material or natural resources such as mines, oil wells, or timber tracts. A royalty may be expressed as a percentage of receipts from using the property or as an amount per unit produced.

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