Minnesota county financial workers administer public assistance programs. The Combined Manual (CM) gives financial workers a complete, authoritative, concise set of provisions to determine eligibility for the cash and food programs and to issue client benefits on MAXIS.
The CM contains the policies and procedures of the following programs:
Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP)
General Assistance program (GA)
Diversionary Work Program (DWP)
Group Residential Housing (GRH)
Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA)
Minnesota Supplemental Aid (MSA)
THE DECEMBER 2014 COMBINED MANUAL UPDATE REMOVES WORK BENEFIT (WB) PROVISIONS. IF YOU KEEP A PAPER MANUAL YOU WILL NEED TO REPLACE THE UPDATED PAGES OR PRINT A NEW COPY OF THE DECEMBER 2014 COMBINED MANUAL.
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