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Combined Manual


GLOSSARY: MEDICALLY NECESSARY...

ISSUE DATE: 09/2016
Revision #11

MEDICALLY NECESSARY
A health service rendered in response to a life-threatening condition or pain; to treat an injury, illness, or infection; to achieve a level of physical or mental function consistent with prevailing community standards for the diagnosis or condition; to care for a mother and child through the maternity period; is a preventative health service; or to treat a condition that could result in physical or mental disability. The provider's professional peer group must recognize the service as the prevailing standard or current practice and consistent with the participant's diagnosis or condition.

MEDICARE

A federal health insurance program for people who are over 65, disabled, blind, or have permanent kidney failure. Part A covers hospital care, hospice care, and home health care. Part B covers doctor's services, x rays, laboratory services, and medical supplies.

MENTAL ILLNESS

An organic disorder of the brain or a clinically significant disorder that seriously limits a person’s capacity to function in primary aspects of daily living such as personal relations, living arrangements, work, and recreation.

MFIP : See MINNESOTA FAMILY INVESTMENT PROGRAM.

GA : A psychological disorder resulting in behavior that limits people from getting, performing, or keeping SUITABLE EMPLOYMENT.

MFIP EMPLOYMENT SERVICES (MFIP-ES)

MFIP Employment Services is the name of the program that provides employment services to current and former MFIP participants. See 0028 (Employment Services).

MFIP STANDARD OF NEED

The appropriate standard used to determine MFIP benefit payments for the MFIP unit. See 0020.09 (MFIP/DWP Assistance Standards).

MIGRANT FARMWORKER UNITS

Units with people who travel between states or work sites to follow the flow of seasonal agricultural work. Not all members of the unit must work or be in agricultural work but all members must be traveling for this purpose.

MIGRANT WORKER

A person who travels away from home on a regular basis, usually with a group of other laborers, to seek employment in an agriculturally related activity.

MINIMUM WAGE

The lowest wage established by law that an employer may pay an employee. See TEMP Manual TE12.05 (Minimum Wage) for the current wage amounts.

MINNESOTACARE

A premium-based program that provides health care coverage to eligible people who are not eligible for Medical Assistance. It is one of the Insurance Affordability Programs. See the Minnesota Health Care Programs Eligibility Policy Manual.

MINNESOTA CHILD CARE FOOD PROGRAM

See CHILD CARE FOOD PROGRAM in 0002.11 (Glossary: Child Care...).

MINNESOTA FAMILY INVESTMENT PROGRAM (MFIP)

Minnesota's Family Assistance program. The program is both TANF and state-funded. MFIP benefits provide cash and food benefits to eligible applicants. For information on what constitutes a family for MFIP, see 0013.03 (MFIP Bases of Eligibility).

MINNESOTA STATE JOB SERVICE

See JOB SERVICE in 0002.35 (Glossary: Inventory...).

MINNESOTA SUPPLEMENTAL AID (MSA)

A state-funded program that provides cash ASSISTANCE to SSI RECIPIENTs, BLIND people, people age 65 or older, and DISABLED people who are age 18 and older.

MINNESOTA TRANSITION APPLICATION FORM (DHS-5223E) (PDF)
(MTAF)
This form is used to transition clients currently receiving DWP or who have received DWP in the last 30 days to MFIP.

MINNESOTA VOLUNTARY RECOGNITION OF PARENTAGE (DHS-3159) (PDF)

A form printed by the Department of Human Services (DHS) which is a legal document that parents who are unmarried at the time of their child’s birth sign, under oath, to acknowledge that they are the biological parents of the child.

MINNESOTA WORKING FAMILY CREDIT

A state tax credit for which low or moderate income individuals and families are eligible if they qualify for the federal EARNED INCOME CREDIT. See EARNED INCOME CREDIT in 0002.19 (Glossary: Early...). The Minnesota Working Family Credit can be applied for by filing a Minnesota income tax return.

MINOR CAREGIVER

MFIP, DWP : A person who:

Is under the age of 18 years and not emancipated.

AND

Has applied for or receives assistance as a CAREGIVER on behalf of himself or herself and his or her MINOR CHILD. See EMANCIPATED MINOR in 0002.19 (Glossary: Early...).


MINOR CHILD

A child under age 18.

MFIP, DWP : A child who lives with PARENTS or other CAREGIVER, is not the parent of a child in the home, and who is 1 of the following:

Less than 18 years old.

OR

Under the age of 19 and a FULL-TIME STUDENT in a SECONDARY SCHOOL or equivalent level of vocational or technical training, designed to fit students for gainful employment.


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