Ensuring emergency economic relief does not prevent eligibility for essential human services programs
April 24, 2020 — Executive Order 20-42 instructs that certain payments received by Minnesotans as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic shall not be counted as income, assets, personal property, or resources when determining eligibility for programs administered by the Department of Human Services (DHS). For certain programs that are federally funded, DHS has sought federal approval as needed.
Bulletin: Disregard of COVID-relief payments from calculations of income for Medicaid eligibility
Securing Federal Authority to Continue Programs
March 20, 2020 — Executive Order 20-11 authorizes the DHS commissioner to seek federal authority to temporarily waive or modify certain requirements for federal economic support, health care and other programs to ensure they continue to provide support to Minnesota families.
Preserving Access to Human Services Programs
March 20, 2020 — Executive Order 20-12 allows DHS to temporarily issue waivers or modifications to state requirements to ensure that their services can be delivered to Minnesotans safely and without undue delay.
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