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S.F. No. 791 - Expanding General Assistance Eligibility
Author: Senator Chris A. Eaton
Prepared By: Joan White, Senate Counsel (651/296-3814)
Date: February 21, 2017


Section 1 (256D.01, subd. 1a) expands the general assistance program to include families with children who are ineligible for federal programs and unable to provide for themselves.

Section 2 (256D.05, subd. 1) amends the eligibility for the program to include a person who is unemployed and looking for work, and families with at least one child who are ineligible for MFIP due to the 60-month time limit.

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