A county agency must grant emergency Minnesota supplemental aid, to the extent funds are available, if the recipient is without adequate resources to resolve an emergency that, if unresolved, will threaten the health or safety of the recipient. For the purposes of this section, the term "recipient" includes persons for whom a group residential housing benefit is being paid under sections 256I.01 to 256I.06.
All income and resources available to the recipient must be considered in determining the recipient's ability to meet the emergency need. Property that can be liquidated in time to resolve the emergency and income, excluding an amount equal to the Minnesota supplemental aid standard of assistance, that is normally disregarded or excluded under the Minnesota supplemental aid program must be considered available to meet the emergency need.
The amount of assistance granted under emergency Minnesota supplemental aid is limited to the amount necessary to resolve the emergency. An emergency Minnesota supplemental aid grant is available to a recipient no more than once in any 12-month period. Funding for emergency Minnesota supplemental aid is limited to the appropriation. Each fiscal year, the commissioner shall allocate to counties the money appropriated for emergency Minnesota supplemental aid grants based on each county agency's average share of state's emergency Minnesota supplemental aid expenditures for the immediate past three fiscal years as determined by the commissioner, and may reallocate any unspent amounts to other counties. Any emergency Minnesota supplemental aid expenditures by a county above the amount of the commissioner's allocation to the county must be made from county funds.