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Diversionary Work Program
The Diversionary Work Program (DWP) is a four-month program that helps Minnesota parents find jobs. The goal is to help parents quickly find work so that they do not need to go on the Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP). When families first apply for cash assistance, most will be enrolled in this program.
This program is for families with children or pregnant women. Most people are on this program for four months. To qualify, you must meet the:
Ask a county worker for more details about income and asset limits.
All parents, including both parents in a two-parent family, must develop and sign an employment plan before your family is approved for the program. Your employment plan will consider the type of work you can do and what best meets your family situation.
You must cooperate with your employment plan and the child support office to stay on the program.
Some families are not eligible for this program and will enroll directly into MFIP. These include families with:
Families with one or more caregivers who have received 60 months of MFIP or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families benefits do not qualify for this program or MFIP.
You must seek full-time work immediately if you are approved for this program. You will get employment services that include:
Families may also get help paying for:
Often, rent and other bills are paid directly from a familys monthly benefit to the landlord or utility company, for example. Money left after those bills are paid can be used by families to pay for personal needs.
You can apply:
You can also contact your local county human services agency (PDF) to get an application or for help completing it.
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