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    Subdivision 1. Eligibility; excluded resources. In determining eligibility of an assistance
unit, the following resources shall be excluded:
(1) real or personal property or liquid assets which do not exceed $1,000; and
(2) other property which has been determined, according to limitations contained in rules
promulgated by the commissioner, to be essential to the assistance unit as a means of self-support
or self-care or which is producing income that is being used for the support of the assistance unit.
The commissioner shall further provide by rule the conditions for those situations in which
property not excluded under this subdivision may be retained by the assistance unit where
there is a reasonable probability that in the foreseeable future the property will be used for the
self-support of the assistance unit; and
(3) payments, made according to litigation and subsequent appropriation by the United
States Congress, of funds to compensate members of Indian tribes for the taking of tribal land
by the federal government.
    Subd. 2. Rulemaking; exclusion of property. Notwithstanding any other provision of
sections 256D.01 to 256D.21, the commissioner shall provide by rule for the exclusion of
property from the determination of eligibility for general assistance when it appears likely that the
need for general assistance will not exceed 30 days or an undue hardship would be imposed on an
assistance unit by the forced disposal of the property.
History: 1973 c 650 art 21 s 8; 1979 c 250 s 2; 1980 c 536 s 15,16; 1987 c 403 art 3 s
41; 1997 c 85 art 3 s 45,46