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256J.75 COUNTY OF FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY POLICIES.
    Subdivision 1. County of financial responsibility. The county of financial responsibility
is the county in which a minor child or pregnant woman lives on the date the application is
signed, unless subdivision 4 applies. When more than one county is financially responsible for
the members of an assistance unit, financial responsibility must be assigned to a single county
beginning the first day of the calendar month after the assistance unit members are required to
be in a single assistance unit. Financial responsibility must be assigned to the county that was
initially responsible for the assistance unit member with the earliest date of application. The
county in which the assistance unit is currently residing becomes financially responsible for the
entire assistance unit beginning two full calendar months after the month in which financial
responsibility was consolidated in one county.
    Subd. 2. Change in residence. (a) When an assistance unit moves from one county to
another and continues to receive assistance, the new county of residence becomes the county of
financial responsibility when that assistance unit has lived in that county in nonexcluded status
for two full calendar months. "Nonexcluded status" means the period of residence that is not
considered excluded time under section 256G.02, subdivision 6. When a minor child moves from
one county to another to reside with a different caregiver, the caregiver in the former county is
eligible to receive assistance for that child only through the last day of the month of the move.
The caregiver in the new county becomes eligible to receive assistance for the child the first day
of the month following the move or the date of application, whichever is later.
(b) When an applicant moves from one county to another while the application is pending,
the county where application first occurred is the county of financial responsibility until the
applicant has lived in the new county for two full calendar months, unless the applicant's move is
covered under section 256G.02, subdivision 6.
    Subd. 3. Responsibility for incorrect assistance payments. A county of residence, when
different from the county of financial responsibility, will be charged by the commissioner for the
value of incorrect assistance payments paid to or on behalf of a person who was not eligible to
receive that amount. Incorrect payments include payments to an ineligible person or family
resulting from decisions, failures to act, miscalculations, or overdue recertification. However,
financial responsibility does not accrue for a county when the recertification is overdue at the time
the referral is received by the county of residence or when the county of financial responsibility
does not act on the recommendation of the county of residence.
    Subd. 4. Excluded time. When an applicant or participant resides in an excluded time
facility as described in section 256G.02, subdivision 6, the county that is financially responsible
for the applicant or participant is the county in which the applicant or participant last resided
outside such a facility immediately before entering the facility. When an applicant or participant
has not resided in this state for any time other than excluded time as defined in section 256G.02,
subdivision 6
, the county that is financially responsible for the applicant or participant is the
county in which the applicant or participant resides on the date the application is signed.
History: 1997 c 85 art 1 s 59; 1Sp2003 c 14 art 1 s 98

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