Skip To: Main content|Subnavigation|
Minnesota Department of Human Services Combined Manual
DHS Home CountyLink Home Manuals Home Bulletins
Advanced Search
Show/Hide Table of Contents  

RCA FINANCIAL ORIENTATION

ISSUE DATE: 06/2012

Provide an orientation to financial services during the intake interview. The orientation must inform refugees of:

The RCA work incentive: Half of the gross earned income is disregarded.

The rights and responsibilities of RCA participants.

What will happen if they do not meet program requirements.

Information about shelters and programs for victims of violence.

Eligibility for Health Care Programs.

The necessity to obtain immediate employment.

The requirement to comply with Refugee Employment Services (RES).

Information about available RES providers.

Information on volunteering for RES.


It is critical that participants leave the orientation knowing RCA is a work-focused program that is limited to 8 months from the date of entry into the United States or the date U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) granted asylum status, whichever is later.

Rate/Report this pageReport/Rate this page

© 2018 Minnesota Department of Human Services Updated: 12/1/14 12:01 AM | Accessibility | Terms/Policy | Contact DHS | Top of Page | Updated: 12/1/14 12:01 AM