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RECEIPT OF OTHER ASSISTANCE

ISSUE DATE: 12/2018

Receipt of other assistance affects eligibility for all programs.


MFIP:
PERSONS WHO ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR MFIP:

A person who receives adoption assistance payments, SSI, or MSA is not eligible for MFIP in the same month.

A person whose needs have been provided for in another state or from a tribal TANF program, in whole or in part by county, state, or federal dollars during a month, is not eligible to receive MFIP for that month. See 0029.06.24.03 (Tribal TANF-Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe).

A child placed in Minnesota under the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC) is not eligible for MFIP. See INTERSTATE COMPACT ON THE PLACEMENT OF CHILDREN in 0002.33 (Glossary: Independent...).

A unit member is ineligible for the food portion of MFIP for any month in which SNAP benefits have been issued. Remove the food portion of the MFIP grant for any person who has already received SNAP benefits. See 0014.06 (Who Must Be Excluded From Assistance Unit), 0020.09 (MFIP/DWP Assistance Standards).

A caregiver cannot receive an MFIP grant for his/her own child(ren) and also receive a separate MFIP grant for a relative child.



PERSONS WHO MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR MFIP:

Residents of a GRH facility may receive MFIP (cash and food portion) as long as the GRH setting allows the parent and children to reside there together.

Residents of licensed treatment facilities are not eligible unless the following criteria are met:

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A minor child resides in the facility with the parent OR the resident is pregnant.

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All other eligibility factors are met.

AND

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The facility is funded by Rule 24 or a managed care plan.

Facilities in Minnesota which are licensed by Rule 31 and funded by Rule 24 allow a parent receiving treatment services to have a dependent child(ren) reside with the parent in the facility. Rule 25 is an assessment rule, not a funding rule. See Rule 24 and Rule 31 in 0002.59 (Glossary: RSDI...).

Facilities licensed by Rule 31 and funded by Rule 24 include but are not limited to:

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Journey Home, in Benton County.

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Pathway House, Inc., in Olmsted County. Also see 0006.18.03 (Excluded Time - Entering), 0006.18.06 (Excluded Time - Leaving), 0011.06.03 (State Residence - Excluded Time), 0011.06.06 (State Residence - Interstate Placements).

A child placed in Minnesota under the Interstate Compact for Juveniles (ICJ) may be eligible for MFIP if they meet MFIP eligibility requirements. See INTERSTATE COMPACT FOR JUVENILES in 0002.33 (Glossary: Independent…).

A person who receives foster care is not eligible for MFIP in the same month, EXCEPT that an applicant whose needs were met through foster care for the 1st part of an application month is eligible to receive MFIP for the remaining part of the month in which the applicant returns home. Consider foster care payments as prorated payments rather than a duplication of MFIP assistance. See 0008.06.06 (Adding a Person to the Unit - Cash).

A person from 1 MFIP unit who moves in with another MFIP unit cannot be part of the 2nd unit until the 1st full month after the month they join the 2nd unit. See TEMP Manual TE02.10.78 (Duplicate Assistance on MFIP/DWP).

On Indian reservations where both food portion and the Food Distribution Program (formerly called commodities distribution) are available, units may choose which program to participate in. The Uncle Harry unit and MFIP unit must make the same choice. Units certified to get commodities on the 1st day of the month may not get the food portion that month. The 1st month the unit is eligible is the month after the month of termination from the Food Distribution Program.

A person from a unit receiving SNAP only (no cash assistance) who moves in with an MFIP unit may be added to the unit the 1st day of the month the person enters the household. The person would not be eligible for the food portion due to duplicate assistance for the month added. See 0008.06.06 (Adding a Person to the Unit - Cash).


For information on the receipt of assistance during a foster care trial home visit, see 0029.06.12 (Foster Care).


DWP:

A person who receives on-going monthly adoption assistance payments, SSI, or MSA is not eligible for DWP in the same month.

A person whose needs have been provided for in another state, in whole or in part by county, state, or federal dollars during a month, is not eligible to receive DWP for that month.

A person who receives foster care is not eligible for DWP in the same month, EXCEPT that an applicant whose needs were met through foster care for the 1st part of an application month is eligible to receive DWP for the remaining part of the month in which the applicant returns home. Consider foster care payments as prorated payments rather than a duplication of DWP assistance. See 0008.06.06 (Adding a Person to the Unit - Cash).

A child placed in Minnesota under the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC) is not eligible for DWP. See INTERSTATE COMPACT ON THE PLACEMENT OF CHILDREN in 0002.33 (Glossary: Independent...).

A child placed in Minnesota under the Interstate Compact for Juveniles (ICJ) may be eligible for DWP if they meet DWP eligibility requirements. See INTERSTATE COMPACT FOR JUVENILES in 0002.33 (Glossary: Independent…).

A person from 1 DWP unit who moves in with another DWP unit cannot be part of the 2nd unit until the 1st full month after the month they join the 2nd unit.


SNAP:

People cannot participate as a member of more than 1 SNAP unit or in more than 1 county in any month. People living in domestic violence shelters may receive SNAP twice in a month if the certified unit that included them contains the person who abused them. The shelter residents may receive an additional allotment as a separate unit only once a month.

Indian reservations may have both SNAP and the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) available. SNAP units may choose which program to participate in. Units certified to get FDPIR cannot also get SNAP in the same month they received FDPIR. The 1st month units are eligible to receive SNAP is the month after the month of termination from FDPIR. SNAP units who receive $0 benefits may participate in the FDPIR program. See 0029.07.15 (Food Distribution Program-Indian Reservation).

Other food distribution programs are the Mothers and Children (MAC) program and the Nutrition Assistance Program for Seniors (NAPS). Both of these programs are part of the Commodity Supplemental Food Program, but are not the same as FDPIR. People who participate in MAC or NAPS may also get SNAP. See 0029.07.12 (Commodity Supplemental Food Program).

When a unit applies in Minnesota, and another state has issued SNAP for that month, but the unit says it did not get the SNAP benefits issued by the other state:

If no members of the unit remain in the other state, and the case is NOT EXPEDITED, check with the other state to see when and if the SNAP case has been closed.

If the case IS EXPEDITED, try to confirm non-receipt with the other state, but do not delay issuing SNAP pending receipt of information. Issue SNAP based on the unit's written statement that they did not get their benefits in the other state, and that they understand the penalty for fraud.

If you find out later that a client actually did get SNAP in more than 1 state or county, the state or county which issued SNAP later must set up a claim. See 0025 (Benefit Adjustments and Recovery).

If some of the previous unit members remain in the other state, DO NOT issue SNAP to the members who moved to Minnesota. People now in the unit who were not in the unit in the other state may be eligible.


When confirmation is received that the SNAP has been closed in the previous state, SNAP may be approved in Minnesota, if all other eligibility factors have been met. For a list of other states' SNAP contacts, see the National Directory of Contacts.


MSA:

People may not receive MSA from more than 1 county in a month.


GA:

People are not eligible for GA if they are eligible for a federally-funded program. This includes people receiving SSI, receiving or eligible for MFIP, or receiving EA for current maintenance needs. This prohibition applies only if the federal program is currently funded so the people, if eligible, can receive benefits from it.


GRH:

People may not receive GRH from more than 1 county in a month.

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