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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 eligibility or reduce the monthly assistance payment for that participant.

Subd. 2. Concurrent eligibility, limitations. (a) An individual whose needs have been otherwise provided for in another state, in whole or in part by county, state, or federal dollars during a month, is ineligible to receive MFIP for the month.

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

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

(2) An applicant whose needs are met through federal, state, or local foster care payments 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. Foster care payments must be considered prorated payments rather than a duplication of MFIP need.

Subd. 3. Repealed, 1Sp2003 c 14 art 1 s 107

Subd. 4. Medical assistance. Medical assistance eligibility for MFIP 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 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; 1999 c 245 art 6 s 79; 1Sp2001 c 9 art 10 s 66