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Combined Manual


GLOSSARY: ASSISTANCE STANDARD...

ISSUE DATE: 08/2012
Revision #3

ASSISTANCE STANDARD
An amount set under Minnesota Statutes to provide for an ASSISTANCE UNIT's shelter, food, fuel, clothing, utilities, household supplies, and personal expenses. See 0020 (Net Income Limits).

MFIP : Also see TRANSITIONAL STANDARD in 0002.67 (Glossary: Thrifty...), FAMILY WAGE LEVEL in 0002.23 (Glossary: Fair Hearing...).

ASSISTANCE UNIT

A group of people receiving or applying for BENEFITs together.

ASYLEE

See 0011.03.18 (Non-Citizens - People Fleeing Persecution).

ASYLUM

See 0011.03.18 (Non-Citizens - People Fleeing Persecution).

ATM (AUTOMATIC TELLER MACHINE)

An electronic banking device used by some units to get their assistance benefits.

AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE

A person authorized in writing by the UNIT or CLIENT to act on their behalf. An authorized representative may exercise all the rights and responsibilities of a client. See 0005.06 (Authorized Representatives).

AUTOMATIC TELLER MACHINE

An electronic banking device used by some units to get their assistance benefits.

AVAILABILITY

Used in reference to income or ASSETS. A client's degree of access to income due them or assets they own.

AVAILABLE

See AVAILABILITY above.

BALLOON PAYMENT

A final payment, much larger than previous ones, on a mortgage or CONTRACT FOR DEED agreement.

BANKED MONTHS

MFIP : Months credited during the initial 60 months of MFIP eligibility, which can potentially be used after the 60-month time limit is reached to extend eligibility. Banked months are accrued when a caregiver meets the conditions for special medical criteria. See 0011.36 (Special Medical Criteria).

BANKRUPTCY

A legal proceeding in federal court where a person or company owing money seeks protection from creditors.

BASIC NEEDS

MFIP, GA : The minimum personal requirements of subsistence, restricted to: shelter, utilities, food, clothing, and other items the loss or lack of which is determined by the county agency to pose a direct, immediate threat to the physical health or safety of the applicant or participant.

BASIS OF ELIGIBILITY

An identifying characteristic of a category of people specified as potentially eligible for an ASSISTANCE PROGRAM. People without 1 of the specified characteristics are ineligible.

BATTERED NON-CITIZEN

A NON-CITIZEN who is the spouse or child of a United States citizen or LAWFUL PERMANENT RESIDENT (LPR) and who has been battered or subject to extreme cruelty in the United States by a family member residing in the same household. The battered status must be determined by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Battered non-citizens may petition for adjustment of status to LPR on their own behalf. A person with an approved or pending petition on that basis would be considered a QUALIFIED NON-CITIZEN, but only if the United States Attorney General determines that there is a "substantial connection between such battery or cruelty and the need for benefits to be provided". The battered non-citizen must no longer reside in the same household with the person who committed the battery. See 0011.03.21 (Non-Citizens - Victims of Battery/Cruelty).

BATTERED WOMEN'S SHELTER

MFIP, WB, DWP, GA : A public or private non-profit crisis shelter, housing network, or other shelter facility providing services to battered women and their children.

SNAP: A public or private residential facility that serves battered women and their children. If the facility serves other people, a part of the facility must be set aside on a long-term basis to serve only battered women and children.

BATTERY/CRUELTY

See BATTERED NON-CITIZEN.

BEER

Beneficiary Earnings and Exchange Record. A monthly IEVS exchange between the Social Security Administration and the Department of Human Services reporting wages, self-employment, and federal pension earnings from federal tax returns. The original source is the Internal Revenue Service.

BENEFICIARY

The person named to receive BENEFITs or payments.


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