Participants who qualify for Minnesota supplemental aid under chapter 256D and for group residential housing under chapter 256I on the basis of eligibility for Supplemental Security Income are exempt from this section.
An applicant or participant must provide information on an application and any subsequent reporting forms about the assistance unit's circumstances that affect eligibility or benefits. An applicant or assistance unit must report changes identified in subdivision 3. When information is not accurately reported, both an overpayment and a referral for a fraud investigation may result. When information or documentation is not provided, the receipt of any benefit may be delayed or denied, depending on the type of information required and its effect on eligibility.
An assistance unit must report the changes or anticipated changes specified in clauses (1) to (12) within ten days of the date they occur, at the time of recertification of eligibility under section 256P.04, subdivisions 8 and 9, or within eight calendar days of a reporting period, whichever occurs first. An assistance unit must report other changes at the time of recertification of eligibility under section 256P.04, subdivisions 8 and 9, or at the end of a reporting period, as applicable. When an agency could have reduced or terminated assistance for one or more payment months if a delay in reporting a change specified under clauses (1) to (12) had not occurred, the agency must determine whether a timely notice could have been issued on the day that the change occurred. When a timely notice could have been issued, each month's overpayment subsequent to that notice must be considered a client error overpayment under section 119B.11, subdivision 2a, or 256P.08. Changes in circumstances that must be reported within ten days must also be reported for the reporting period in which those changes occurred. Within ten days, an assistance unit must report:
(1) a change in earned income of $100 per month or greater;
(2) a change in unearned income of $50 per month or greater;
(3) a change in employment status and hours;
(4) a change in address or residence;
(5) a change in household composition with the exception of programs under chapter 256I;
(6) a receipt of a lump-sum payment;
(7) an increase in assets if over $9,000 with the exception of programs under chapter 119B;
(8) a change in citizenship or immigration status;
(9) a change in family status with the exception of programs under chapter 256I;
(10) a change in disability status of a unit member, with the exception of programs under chapter 119B;
(11) a new rent subsidy or a change in rent subsidy; and
(12) a sale, purchase, or transfer of real property.
In addition to subdivision 3, an assistance unit under chapter 256J, within ten days of the change, must report:
(1) a pregnancy not resulting in birth when there are no other minor children; and
(2) a change in school attendance of a parent under 20 years of age or of an employed child.
In addition to subdivisions 3 and 4, an assistance unit participating in the diversionary work program under section 256J.95 must report on an application:
(1) shelter expenses; and
(2) utility expenses.
In addition to subdivision 3, an assistance unit under chapter 119B, within ten days of the change, must report:
(1) a change in a parentally responsible individual's visitation schedule or custody arrangement for any child receiving child care assistance program benefits; and
(2) a change in authorized activity status.