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HF 1272

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/18/2019 02:18pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to human services; increasing the MFIP transitional standard; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 256J.24, subdivision 5.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1. new text beginFINDINGS.
new text end

new text begin For people unable to work because of age or disability or who are unable to get a job,
the state has had a long-standing commitment to assist them in meeting basic needs. However,
the level of financial assistance grants provided under the MFIP program has not increased
in more than three decades, and families needing assistance are sinking deeper into poverty.
Significant increases in MFIP grants would ease the burden of poverty and help children
grow up healthier and better able to thrive in school.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 256J.24, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

MFIP transitional standard.

The MFIP transitional standard is based on the
number of persons in the assistance unit eligible for both food and cash assistance. The
amount of the transitional standard is published annually by the Department of Human
Services.new text begin Effective July 1, 2019, the amount of the transitional standard is increased by
$300 per household.
new text end