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Except as provided in paragraphs (a) to (e), 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) Beginning July 1, 2015, MFIP assistance units are eligible for an MFIP housing assistance grant of $110 per month, unless:

(1) the housing assistance unit is currently receiving public and assisted rental subsidies provided through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and is subject to section 256J.37, subdivision 3a; or

(2) the assistance unit is a child-only case under section 256J.88.

(b) On October 1 of each year, the commissioner shall adjust the MFIP housing assistance grant in paragraph (a) for inflation based on the CPI-U for the prior calendar year.

(c) 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.

(d) MFIP overpayments to an assistance unit must be recouped according to section 256P.08, subdivision 6.

(e) An initial assistance payment must not be made to an applicant who is not eligible on the date payment is made.

NOTE: The amendment to this section by Laws 2023, chapter 70, article 10, section 50, is effective October 1, 2024. Laws 2023, chapter 70, article 10, section 50, the effective date.

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