Except as provided in paragraphs (a) to (c), the amount of an assistance payment is equal to the difference between the MFIP standard of need or the Minnesota family wage level in section 256J.24 and countable income.
(a) When MFIP eligibility exists for the month of application, the amount of the assistance payment for the month of application must be prorated from the date of application or the date all other eligibility factors are met for that applicant, whichever is later. This provision applies when an applicant loses at least one day of MFIP eligibility.
(b) MFIP overpayments to an assistance unit must be recouped according to section 256J.38, subdivision 4.
(c) An initial assistance payment must not be made to an applicant who is not eligible on the date payment is made.