256I.06 PAYMENT METHODS.
Subdivision 1. Monthly payments.
Monthly payments made on an individual's behalf for
group residential housing must be issued as a voucher or vendor payment.
Subd. 2. Time of payment.
A county agency may make payments to a group residence
in advance for an individual whose stay in the group residence is expected to last beyond the
calendar month for which the payment is made and who does not expect to receive countable
earned income during the month for which the payment is made. Group residential housing
payments made by a county agency on behalf of an individual who is not expected to remain in
the group residence beyond the month for which payment is made must be made subsequent to the
individual's departure from the group residence. Group residential housing payments made by a
county agency on behalf of an individual with countable earned income must be made subsequent
to receipt of a monthly household report form.
Subd. 3. Filing of application.
The county agency must immediately provide an application
form to any person requesting group residential housing. Application for group residential housing
must be in writing on a form prescribed by the commissioner. The county agency must determine
an applicant's eligibility for group residential housing as soon as the required verifications are
received by the county agency and within 30 days after a signed application is received by the
county agency for the aged or blind or within 60 days for the disabled.
Subd. 4. Verification.
The county agency must request, and applicants and recipients must
provide and verify, all information necessary to determine initial and continuing eligibility and
group residential housing payment amounts. If necessary, the county agency shall assist the
applicant or recipient in obtaining verifications. If the applicant or recipient refuses or fails
without good cause to provide the information or verification, the county agency shall deny or
terminate eligibility for group residential housing payments.
Subd. 5. Redetermination of eligibility.
The eligibility of each recipient must be
redetermined at least once every 12 months.
Subd. 6. Reports.
Recipients must report changes in circumstances that affect eligibility
or group residential housing payment amounts within ten days of the change. Recipients with
countable earned income must complete a monthly household report form. If the report form is
not received before the end of the month in which it is due, the county agency must terminate
eligibility for group residential housing payments. The termination shall be effective on the
first day of the month following the month in which the report was due. If a complete report
is received within the month eligibility was terminated, the individual is considered to have
continued an application for group residential housing payment effective the first day of the
month the eligibility was terminated.
Subd. 7. Determination of rates.
The county in which a group residence is located will
determine the amount of group residential housing rate to be paid on behalf of an individual in the
group residence regardless of the individual's county of financial responsibility.
Subd. 8. Amount of group residential housing payment.
The amount of a group residential
housing payment to be made on behalf of an eligible individual is determined by subtracting the
individual's countable income under section
256I.04, subdivision 1
, for a whole calendar month
from the group residential housing charge for that same month. The group residential housing
charge is determined by multiplying the group residential housing rate times the period of
time the individual was a resident or temporarily absent under section
256I.05, subdivision 1c
Subd. 9. Community living adjustment.
Effective August 1, 2005, persons eligible for and
residing in group residential housing under section
shall receive a group residential
housing community living adjustment of $12 per month.
History: 1989 c 282 art 5 s 120; 1992 c 513 art 8 s 49; 1Sp1993 c 1 art 8 s 27; 1995
c 207 art 5 s 35,36; 1Sp2005 c 4 art 7 s 48