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VERIFYING STATE RESIDENCE - CASH

ISSUE DATE: 07/2018

Two aspects of state residence must be verified:

Information about the physical location where a household resides.

Intent to make Minnesota one’s home.

To verify state residence, applicants must provide their current address on the Combined Application Form (DHS-5223) or ApplyMN. Homeless applicants should write “homeless” on the application.

Participants must report a change in address or residence within 10 days of the date it occurs. See 0007.15 (Unscheduled Reporting of Changes – Cash), 0007.15.03 (Unscheduled Reporting of Changes – SNAP).

If the agency becomes aware of, or receives, questionable or inconsistent information about an applicant’s or participant’s address or residence, including returned mail, then the household’s address or residence should be verified.

Some programs base state residency on clients' intent to remain in Minnesota. See 0011.06 (State Residence).

Verify intent to remain in Minnesota only if questionable. A client's statement of intent may be questionable if:

The client has no verified residence address in Minnesota.

The client provides identification indicating a residence outside Minnesota.

The client indicates that s/he maintains or has maintained a residence outside Minnesota.

The client is only present in Minnesota as a resident of an excluded time facility.


If a client's intent to remain in Minnesota is questionable, verify it by any 1 of the following:

A residence address on a valid Minnesota driver license, Minnesota identification card, or voter registration card.

A rent receipt or a statement by the landlord, apartment manager, or homeowner showing that the client is residing at an address in Minnesota.

A statement by a landlord or apartment manager indicating the client has located housing which is affordable for the client in Minnesota.

Postmarked mail addressed to and received by the client at the client's address in Minnesota.

A current telephone or city directory with the client's residence address in Minnesota.

A written statement by a client's roommate verifying the client's residence and the date the client moved in. The roommate must also verify that the roommate lives in the residence by providing a copy of the roommate's mortgage statement, lease agreement, or postmarked mail addressed to and received by the roommate at that address.

Documentation that the client came to the state in response to an offer of employment.

Documentation that the client has looked for work by presenting documentation from employers, the local Job Service office, or temporary employment agencies.

An affidavit from a person engaged in public or private social services, legal services, law enforcement, or health services that the affidavit knows the client, has had personal contact with the client, and believes the client is living in the state with the intent of making Minnesota the client's permanent home.



MFIP, DWP:

To be considered a state resident, an applicant must:

Live in Minnesota for at least 30 consecutive days. Date most recently moved to Minnesota must be verified as well as the residence in Minnesota for 30 consecutive days. See 0011.06.09 (State Residence – 30-Day Requirement).

Not have a home in another state.

Not be receiving assistance in another state while applying or receiving assistance in Minnesota.
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Intend to make Minnesota their home. Types of verification of intent to remain in Minnesota include, but are not limited to, items in the general provisions. Also see 0010.03 (Verification - Cooperation and Consent), 0010.06 (Sources of Verification - Documents), 0010.09 (Sources of Verification, Collateral Contacts), 0010.12 (Sources of Verification - Home Visits).


Document in case notes why you considered the client's statement of intent to remain in Minnesota to be questionable.


SNAP:

No provisions. See 0011.06 (State Residence).


MSA

Types of verification of intent to remain in Minnesota include but are not limited to items in the general provisions. See 0010.03 (Verification - Cooperation and Consent), 0010.06 (Sources of Verification - Documents), 0010.09 (Sources of Verification, Collateral Contacts), 0010.12 (Sources of Verification - Home Visits).


GA:

If the client maintains or indicates a residence outside Minnesota, the client must document that he/she has severed the residence in the other state. Documentation may include bank statements indicating the closing of accounts, a document showing cancellation or termination of a lease, or verification that real property used as the client's residence in the other state is abandoned or for sale.


GRH:

Follow MSA for aged, blind, and disabled participants. Follow GA for all other adults.

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