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ISSUE DATE: 12/2018

Clients eligible for expedited Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) whose MFIP case cannot be processed within the expedited time frames due to missing verifications must have a non-public assistance (NPA) SNAP case set up to issue the expedited SNAP. Once MFIP can be processed, close the NPA SNAP. In MFIP, deduct the food portion from the grant for any month in which NPA SNAP has been issued for any or all unit members.

There is no provision for issuing only the food portion of the MFIP grant on an expedited basis.


No provisions.


Make expedited service available to the following types of units:

Units with less than $150 in monthly gross income and $100 or less in liquid assets. See 0015 (Assets), 0017 (Determining Gross Income).

Destitute migrant or seasonal farm worker units who have $100 or less in liquid assets. See 0004.48 (Destitute Units--Migrant/Seasonal Farmworker).

Units whose combined monthly gross income and liquid assets are less than their monthly housing cost(s) and the applicable standard utility deduction if the unit is entitled to it.

There is no limit to the number of times a unit can receive expedited service. Units who have received expedited service once must do 1 of the following before they can get it again:

Be certified under normal processing standards between their last expedited certification and the current one.


Provide the postponed verifications from the previous expedited certification.

See 0004.12 (Verification Requirements for Emergency Aid), 0004.15 (Emergencies – Postponed Verification Notice).

A unit may receive expedited service in Minnesota if they meet the requirements of this section, even if they received SNAP in another state during the month of application.

For units who have received SNAP in another state during the month the application is completed, treat the next month as the month of application and use that month as the basis for determining expedited eligibility (including postponed verification requirements).

See 0004.06 (Emergencies - 1st Month Processing) for instructions on processing these cases.

Member of an MFIP assistance unit residing in a domestic violence shelter may receive SNAP or the food portion twice in a month if the unit that initially received the SNAP or food portion included the alleged abuser. See 0011.21 (Receipt of Other Assistance).


See 0004.03 (Emergency Aid Eligibility - Cash Assistance).

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