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BEGINNING DATE OF ELIGIBILITY

ISSUE DATE: 12/2014

Also see 0005.12.03 (What Is a Complete Application), 0005.12.09 (Date of Application), 0005.12.15 (Application Processing Standards), 0006 (Determining Financial Responsibility), 0009.03 (Length of Recertification Periods), 0022.12.03 (Proration).

For information on emergency assistance, see 0004 (Emergencies).


MFIP:

For people who do not meet state residency requirements on the date of application, begin eligibility on the date they satisfy state residency requirements. See 0011.06 (State Residence).

MFIP eligibility begins on the date of application or the date the unit meets all eligibility factors, whichever is later. If the client is not eligible on the date you process the application, deny eligibility for MFIP and review eligibility for any other program, including SNAP.

While eligibility for MFIP does not begin until the client meets the state residency requirement, there may be eligibility for RCA. See 0017.15.06 (Assistance Payments Income), 0030.03.03 (RCA Assistance Units).

If client will be MFIP-eligible the month after the application month, close SNAP and open MFIP for that month. Do not require a new application. Eligibility continues through the entire certification period if the client continues to meet all eligibility factors.


DWP:

The eligibility date for DWP begins on the date you receive the signed Combined Application Form (CAF) or submitted ApplyMN application or the date DWP eligibility criteria are met, whichever is later.

For people who do not meet state residency requirements on the date of application, begin eligibility on the date they satisfy state residency requirements. See 0011.06 (State Residence).

While eligibility for DWP does not begin until the client meets the state residency requirement, there may be eligibility for RCA. See 0017.15.06 (Assistance Payments Income), 0030.03.03 (RCA Assistance Units).


SNAP:

SNAP eligibility begins on the date of application or the date ALL eligibility factors are met, whichever is later, and continues throughout the entire certification period if the client continues to meet ALL factors of eligibility.

Applicants may also indicate on page number 1 of the Combined Application Form (CAF) or on the Application Summary page of the ApplyMN application if they wish to have eligibility begin on a date later than the date of application. This date must be within 30 days of the date of application. Eligibility begins on the designated date, assuming all other eligibility factors are met.


MSA:

MSA eligibility begins on the 1st day of the month. A client who meets ALL eligibility factors on the 1st day of the month of application is eligible for the entire month, regardless of the date of application. Eligibility continues throughout the entire certification period if the client continues to meet ALL eligibility factors on the 1st day of each month.

Applicants may also indicate on page number 1 of the CAF or on the Application Summary page of the ApplyMN application if they wish to have their eligibility begin on a date later than the date of application. This date must be within 30 days of the date of application. MSA eligibility always begins on the 1st of the month, assuming all other eligibility factors are met.

Consider clients who gain a basis of eligibility during the month of application to have been eligible on the 1st of that month.

For applicants with excess assets on the 1st of the month, see 0015.72 (Excess Assets - Applicants).


GA:

For people who do not meet state residency requirements on the date of application, begin eligibility on the date they satisfy state residency requirements. See 0011.06 (State Residence).

For all others, begin eligibility on the date of application, or the date ALL eligibility factors are met, whichever is later.

Applicants may also indicate on page number 1 of the CAF or on the Application Summary page of the ApplyMN application if they wish to have eligibility begin on a date later than the date of application. This date must be within 30 days of the date of application. Eligibility begins on the designated date, assuming all other eligibility factors are met.

People must be eligible for assistance on the date you approve the case.

Eligibility continues throughout the entire certification period if the client continues to meet ALL factors of eligibility.


GRH:

GRH eligibility begins on the 1st day of the month in which the later of 1 of the following occurs:

An application is received.

OR

The client enters a GRH setting.

OR

When the client meets all eligibility factors.


GRH benefits are payable from the date of entry into a GRH setting if later than the 1st of the month of eligibility.

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