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HF 177

as introduced - 93rd Legislature (2023 - 2024) Posted on 01/25/2023 05:10pm

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

Bill Text Versions

Introduction Posted on 01/09/2023

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to human services; modifying unearned income included in economic
assistance program calculations; amending Minnesota Statutes 2022, section
256P.06, subdivision 3.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 256P.06, subdivision 3, is amended to read:

Subd. 3.

Income inclusions.

The following must be included in determining the income
of an assistance unit:

(1) earned income; and

(2) unearned income, which includes:

(i) interest and dividends from investments and savings;

(ii) capital gains as defined by the Internal Revenue Service from any sale of real property;

(iii) proceeds from rent and contract for deed payments in excess of the principal and
interest portion owed on property;

(iv) income from trusts, excluding special needs and supplemental needs trusts;

(v) interest income from loans made by the participant or household;

(vi) cash prizes and winnings;

(vii) unemployment insurance income that is received by an adult member of the
assistance unit unless the individual receiving unemployment insurance income is:

(A) 18 years of age and enrolled in a secondary school; or

(B) 18 or 19 years of age, a caregiver, and is enrolled in school at least half-time;

(viii) new text beginfor the purposes of programs under chapters 256D and 256I, new text endretirement, survivors,
and disability insurance payments;

(ix) nonrecurring income over $60 per quarter unless the nonrecurring income is: (A)
from tax refunds, tax rebates, or tax credits; (B) a reimbursement, rebate, award, grant, or
refund of personal or real property or costs or losses incurred when these payments are
made by: a public agency; a court; solicitations through public appeal; a federal, state, or
local unit of government; or a disaster assistance organization; (C) provided as an in-kind
benefit; or (D) earmarked and used for the purpose for which it was intended, subject to
verification requirements under section 256P.04;

(x) retirement benefits;

(xi) cash assistance benefits, as defined by each program in chapters 119B, 256D, 256I,
and 256J;

(xii) Tribal per capita payments unless excluded by federal and state law;

(xiii) income from members of the United States armed forces unless excluded from
income taxes according to federal or state law;

(xiv) new text beginfor the purposes of programs under chapters 119B, 256D, and 256I, new text endall child support
payments deleted text beginfor programs under chapters 119B, 256D, and 256Ideleted text end;

(xv) new text beginfor the purposes of programs under chapter 256J, new text endthe amount of child support
received that exceeds $100 for assistance units with one child and $200 for assistance units
with two or more children deleted text beginfor programs under chapter 256Jdeleted text end;

(xvi) spousal support; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

(xvii) workers' compensationdeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin; and
new text end

new text begin (xviii) for the purposes of programs under chapters 119B and 256J, the amount of
retirement, survivors, and disability insurance payments received by a nonexempt member
of the assistance unit that exceeds the applicable monthly federal maximum Supplemental
Security Income payments.
new text end