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256J.74 Relationship to other programs.

Subdivision 1. Social services. The county agency shall refer a participant for social services that are offered in the county of financial responsibility according to the criteria established by that county agency under Minnesota Rules, parts 9550.0010 to 9550.0092. A payment issued from federal funds under title XX of the Social Security Act, state funds under the Community Social Services Act, federal or state child welfare funds, or county funds in a payment month must not restrict MFIP-S eligibility or reduce the monthly assistance payment for that participant.

Subd. 2. Concurrent eligibility, limitations. A county agency must not count an applicant or participant as a member of more than one assistance unit in a given payment month, except as provided in clauses (1) and (2).

(1) A participant who is a member of an assistance unit in this state is eligible to be included in a second assistance unit the first full month after the month the participant joins the second unit.

(2) An applicant whose needs are met through foster care that is reimbursed under title IV-E of the Social Security Act for the first part of an application month is eligible to receive assistance for the remaining part of the month in which the applicant returns home. Title IV-E payments and adoption assistance payments must be considered prorated payments rather than a duplication of MFIP-S need.

Subd. 3. Emergency assistance, assistance unit with a minor child. An MFIP-S assistance unit with a minor child or a pregnant woman without a minor child is eligible for emergency assistance when the assistance unit meets the requirements in section 256J.48, subdivision 2.

Subd. 4. Medical assistance. Medical assistance eligibility for MFIP-S participants shall be determined as described in chapter 256B.

Subd. 5. Food stamps. For any month an individual receives Food Stamp Program benefits, the individual is not eligible for the MFIP-S food portion of assistance, except as provided under section 256J.28, subdivision 5.

HIST: 1997 c 85 art 1 s 58; 1998 c 407 art 6 s 106,107

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