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Financial reports and forecasts

The Reports and Forecasts Division is responsible for state budget forecasts of DHS-administered entitlement programs, including Medical Assistance (MA), MinnesotaCare, Alternative Care (AC), Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP – Minnesota’s TANF program), Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP), Northstar Care for Children, General Assistance (GA), Minnesota Supplemental Aid (MSA), Housing Support (HS), and the CD Treatment Fund.  The division is also responsible for mandatory federal statistical reporting for DHS-administered programs with federal funding, including MA, MFIP, CCAP, and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).  Program definitions

  • The division provides forecasts of program caseloads and expenditures, which are used in budget development.
  • The division provides fiscal notes to accompany proposed legislation.
  • The division meets federal statistical reporting requirements.
  • The division responds to requests for statistical information on cash, food and medical assistance programs.

Contact DHS.ReportsAndForecasts@state.mn.us for more information.


Minnesota family self-sufficiency and health care program statistics

Cash, Food, Emergency, and Medical Programs - Statewide Statistics, by program for 10 annual and 13 monthly periods:

Expenditure Forecast - Executive Summary:


Background Data Tables for the Expenditure Forecast:

BHP Trust Fund:

Medical Programs: Annual payments by eligibility group, statewide and by county (Totals are summed by payment year, not year of service, so they do not exactly match the eligibility-year data presented below):


Medical Programs (including MinnesotaCare) Eligibility, statewide and county level statistics. Tallies of persons ever eligible, cumulative person months of eligibility and average numbers of persons eligible per month are based on the month of eligibility. They do not line up exactly with the payment-date tallies above. These are accrual accounting data, not cash accounting data.:

Medical Care Programs Eligibility - statewide and county level statistics, by month (lagged with runout)

MinnesotaCare (MNCare) Eligibility - statewide and county level statistics, by month (lagged with runout):

Institutional Care - NF - statewide and county level rates of use of nursing home (nursing facility) services:


Institutional Care - ICF/DD - statewide and county level rates of use of Intermediate Care Facilities - Developmental Disabilities Services:


Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and state-funded food - statewide and county level statistics, by month:

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