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Chapter 256I

Section 256I.03

Recent History

    Subdivision 1. Scope. For the purposes of sections 256I.01 to 256I.06, the terms defined in
this section have the meanings given them.
    Subd. 2. Group residential housing rate. "Group residential housing rate" means a monthly
rate set for shelter, fuel, food, utilities, household supplies, and other costs necessary to provide
room and board for eligible individuals. Group residential housing rate does not include payments
for foster care for children who are not blind, child welfare services, medical care, dental care,
hospitalization, nursing care, drugs or medical supplies, program costs, or other social services.
The rate is negotiated by the county agency according to the provisions of sections 256I.01
to 256I.06.
    Subd. 3. Group residential housing. "Group residential housing" means a group living
situation that provides at a minimum room and board to unrelated persons who meet the eligibility
requirements of section 256I.04. This definition includes foster care settings for a single adult.
To receive payment for a group residence rate, the residence must meet the requirements under
section 256I.04, subdivision 2a.
    Subd. 4.[Repealed, 1Sp1993 c 1 art 8 s 29]
    Subd. 5. MSA equivalent rate. "MSA equivalent rate" means an amount equal to the total of:
(1) the combined maximum shelter and basic needs standards for MSA recipients living
alone specified in section 256D.44, subdivisions 2, paragraph (a); and 3, paragraph (a); plus
(2) the maximum allotment authorized by the federal Food Stamp Program for a single
individual which is in effect on the first day of July each year; less
(3) the personal needs allowance authorized for medical assistance recipients under section
The MSA equivalent rate is to be adjusted on the first day of July each year to reflect changes
in any of the component rates under clauses (1) to (3).
    Subd. 6. Medical assistance room and board rate. "Medical assistance room and board
rate" means an amount equal to the medical assistance income standard for a single individual
living alone in the community less the medical assistance personal needs allowance under section
256B.35. For the purposes of this section, the amount of the group residential housing rate that
exceeds the medical assistance room and board rate is considered a remedial care cost. A remedial
care cost may be used to meet a spenddown obligation under section 256B.056, subdivision 5. The
medical assistance room and board rate is to be adjusted on the first day of January of each year.
    Subd. 7. Countable income. "Countable income" means all income received by an applicant
or recipient less any applicable exclusions or disregards. For a recipient of any cash benefit from
the SSI program, countable income means the SSI benefit limit in effect at the time the person is
in a GRH setting less $20, less the medical assistance personal needs allowance. If the SSI limit
has been reduced for a person due to events occurring prior to the persons entering the GRH
setting, countable income means actual income less any applicable exclusions and disregards.
History: 1989 c 282 art 5 s 117; 1992 c 513 art 8 s 35,36; 1Sp1993 c 1 art 8 s 9-12; 1995
c 207 art 5 s 28,29

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