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STATE RESIDENCE - 30-DAY REQUIREMENT

ISSUE DATE: 12/2018

MFIP, DWP:
The unit must meet a 30 day residency requirement. A child or caregiver in the assistance unit must have resided in Minnesota for at least 30 consecutive days with the intent of making the person's home here. Verify intent to remain only if questionable.

The 30 day residency of 1 unit member, whether or not receiving MFIP, confers residency to the entire unit. The birth of a child in Minnesota to a member of the assistance unit during the 30 day period does NOT confer immediate residency to the child or to other members of the assistance unit.

Time spent in a domestic violence shelter counts toward the 30 day requirement. This means a person can gain residency while still in the shelter (that is, cash assistance may be issued on the 31st day, while the person is in the shelter) if otherwise eligible.

While eligibility for DWP or MFIP does not begin until the client meets the state residency requirement, there may be eligibility for RCA. See 0022.12.02 (Beginning Date of Eligibility), 0030.03.03 (RCA Assistance Units). Also see 0017.15.06 (Assistance Payments Income).

While eligibility for DWP or MFIP does not begin until the client meets the state residency requirement, there may be eligibility for health care programs. See the Minnesota Health Care Programs Eligibility Policy Manual.

The following are EXCEPTIONS to the 30 day residency requirement:

Your agency determines there is an unusual hardship because the unit is without alternative shelter.

For units that live in Duluth Superior, Fargo Moorhead, Grand Forks, La Crosse, Rochester, and St. Cloud metropolitan statistical areas: Alternative shelter is any shelter located within that metropolitan statistical area containing the county and for which the family is eligible, provided the family does not have to travel more than 20 miles to reach the shelter and has access to transportation to the shelter. This definition DOES NOT apply to counties in the Minneapolis St. Paul metropolitan statistical area.

Your agency determines there is an unusual hardship because the unit is without available resources for food.

The client is a migrant worker, whose assistance unit members received at least $1,000 in gross wages earned in Minnesota within the previous 12 months. This applies whether the income was previously budgeted toward public assistance or not. See MIGRANT WORKER in 0002.41 (Glossary: Medically Necessary...). Intent to remain does NOT apply to migrants, whether or not they are exempt from the 30 day residency requirement.

The client is a member of the armed services, has returned to Minnesota within 30 days of leaving the armed forces and intends to remain in Minnesota.

The client previously left Minnesota to attend school in another state, paid non resident tuition or Minnesota tuition rates under a reciprocity agreement, returned to Minnesota within 30 days of graduation and intends to remain in Minnesota.



SNAP, MSA, GRH:

No provisions.


GA:

The unit must meet a 30 day residency requirement. A unit member must have resided in Minnesota for at least 30 consecutive days with the intent of making the person's home here. The 30 day residency of 1 unit member confers residency to the entire unit. Verify intent to remain only if questionable.

Time spent in a domestic violence shelter counts toward the 30 day requirement. This means a person can gain residency while still in the shelter (that is, cash assistance may be issued on the 31st day, while the person is in the shelter) if otherwise eligible.


The following are EXCEPTIONS to the 30 day residency requirement:

Your agency determines there is an unusual hardship because the unit is without alternative shelter.

For units that live in Duluth Superior, Fargo Moorhead, Grand Forks, La Crosse, Rochester, and St. Cloud metropolitan statistical areas: Alternative shelter is any shelter located within that metropolitan statistical area containing the county and for which the unit is eligible, provided the unit does not have to travel more than 20 miles to reach the shelter and has access to transportation to the shelter. This definition DOES NOT apply to counties in the Minneapolis St. Paul metropolitan statistical area.

Your agency determines there is an unusual hardship because the unit is without available resources for food.

The client is a migrant worker, whose assistance unit members received at least $1,000 in gross wages earned in Minnesota within the previous 12 months. This applies whether the income was previously budgeted toward public assistance or not. See MIGRANT WORKER in 0002.41 (Glossary: Medically Necessary...).

Intent to remain does NOT apply to migrants, whether or not they are exempt from the 30 day residency requirement.

People who enter Minnesota for other reasons, have lived in the state for less than 30 days, and then enter a domestic violence shelter are NOT eligible for cash assistance. Eligibility for cash begins on the 31st day of living in Minnesota.

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