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HF 869

as introduced - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 04/14/2016 04:45pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to human services; increasing the MFIP cash assistance payment;
appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 256J.35.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 256J.35, is amended to read:


Except as provided in paragraphs (a) to deleted text begin(d)deleted text endnew text begin (e)new text end, the amount of an assistance payment
is equal to the difference between the MFIP standard of need or the Minnesota family
wage level in section 256J.24 and countable income.

(a) Beginning July 1, 2015, MFIP assistance units are eligible for an MFIP housing
assistance grant of $110 per month, unless:

(1) the housing assistance unit is currently receiving public and assisted rental
subsidies provided through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
and is subject to section 256J.37, subdivision 3a; or

(2) the assistance unit is a child-only case under section 256J.88.

(b) When MFIP eligibility exists for the month of application, the amount of the
assistance payment for the month of application must be prorated from the date of
application or the date all other eligibility factors are met for that applicant, whichever is
later. This provision applies when an applicant loses at least one day of MFIP eligibility.

(c) MFIP overpayments to an assistance unit must be recouped according to section
256J.38, subdivision 4.

(d) An initial assistance payment must not be made to an applicant who is not
eligible on the date payment is made.

new text begin (e) Beginning July 1, 2016, MFIP assistance payments are increased $100 per month.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginAPPROPRIATION.
new text end

new text begin $....... is appropriated for the 2016-2017 biennium from the TANF fund to the
commissioner of human services for purposes of Minnesota Statutes, section 256J.35,
paragraph (e).
new text end