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  • Individual Author: DeMaster, Dana
    Reference Type: Report
    Year: 2008

    This report is the second in a series of annual reports that focus on a one-month snapshot of cases at their lifetime limit of MFIP receipt. It looks at two groups: 1) all cases that already have 60 counted months and continue to receive MFIP and 2) cases that reached their 60th counted month in the report month, December 2006. It identifies the total number of adults made ineligible due to the time limit, compares the characteristics of eligible adults that have reached their lifetime limit to those with less than 60 months, and gives the reasons that those in the first group continue to receive MFIP, the counties where these families reside, what happens to families in relation to MFIP in the month after they reach month 60, and outcomes for these families in their first six months after reaching the time limit. The first report in this series was At the Limit: December 2005 Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) Cases that Reached the 60 Month Time Limit.

    The first section examines the demographic characteristics and chemical and mental health diagnoses of adults...

    This report is the second in a series of annual reports that focus on a one-month snapshot of cases at their lifetime limit of MFIP receipt. It looks at two groups: 1) all cases that already have 60 counted months and continue to receive MFIP and 2) cases that reached their 60th counted month in the report month, December 2006. It identifies the total number of adults made ineligible due to the time limit, compares the characteristics of eligible adults that have reached their lifetime limit to those with less than 60 months, and gives the reasons that those in the first group continue to receive MFIP, the counties where these families reside, what happens to families in relation to MFIP in the month after they reach month 60, and outcomes for these families in their first six months after reaching the time limit. The first report in this series was At the Limit: December 2005 Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) Cases that Reached the 60 Month Time Limit.

    The first section examines the demographic characteristics and chemical and mental health diagnoses of adults that have reached the time limit and continue to receive MFIP. The next section looks at the reasons for continued eligibility, extensions, work hours and income, and number of caregivers in these households. Following that is a section that looks at the number of cases that reached 60 counted months by county and breaks down data from the previous section into the largest eight counties. The final section focuses on the 86 households that reached their 60th counted month in December 2006. (author abstract)

  • Individual Author: DeMaster, Dana
    Reference Type: Report
    Year: 2007

    This report is the first in a series of annual reports that focuses on a one-month snapshot of cases at their lifetime limit. It looks at two groups: 1) cases that already have 60 counted months and continue to receive MFIP, and 2) cases that reached their 60th counted month in the report month, December 2005. It identifies the total number of adults made ineligible due to the time limit, compares the characteristics of eligible adults that have reached their lifetime limit to those with less than 60 months, and gives the reasons that those in the first group continue to receive MFIP, the counties where these families reside, what happens to families in relation to MFIP in the month after they reach month 60, and outcomes for these families in their first six months after reaching the time limit. (author abstract)

    This report is the first in a series of annual reports that focuses on a one-month snapshot of cases at their lifetime limit. It looks at two groups: 1) cases that already have 60 counted months and continue to receive MFIP, and 2) cases that reached their 60th counted month in the report month, December 2005. It identifies the total number of adults made ineligible due to the time limit, compares the characteristics of eligible adults that have reached their lifetime limit to those with less than 60 months, and gives the reasons that those in the first group continue to receive MFIP, the counties where these families reside, what happens to families in relation to MFIP in the month after they reach month 60, and outcomes for these families in their first six months after reaching the time limit. (author abstract)

  • Individual Author: Scarpace, Ramona; Jung, Karen; Crichton, Leslie; Meyer, Vania
    Reference Type: Report
    Year: 2002

    Previous reports have described these MFIP participants at the start of the study, six months, one year, and two years later. A special report examined health care coverage and utilization by leavers at 18 months after baseline. This report focuses on the issue of the 60-month time limit to provide information about the situation of MFIP participants most likely to be affected by the time limit. Future reports will focus on teen mothers, job retention and advancement, the status of leavers, and other relevant issues through the rest of the five years of the study.

    In the first quarter of 2002, interviewers talked to people from the Recipient sample who had accumulated at least 36 months counted toward the time limit as of November 2001, had received cash assistance sometime during the six months of June through November, lived in Minnesota, and had not qualified for Supplemental Security Income (SSI). The survey completion rate was 84 percent; 178 of the 211 participants who met these criteria were interviewed.

    The report addresses how these long-term MFIP families...

    Previous reports have described these MFIP participants at the start of the study, six months, one year, and two years later. A special report examined health care coverage and utilization by leavers at 18 months after baseline. This report focuses on the issue of the 60-month time limit to provide information about the situation of MFIP participants most likely to be affected by the time limit. Future reports will focus on teen mothers, job retention and advancement, the status of leavers, and other relevant issues through the rest of the five years of the study.

    In the first quarter of 2002, interviewers talked to people from the Recipient sample who had accumulated at least 36 months counted toward the time limit as of November 2001, had received cash assistance sometime during the six months of June through November, lived in Minnesota, and had not qualified for Supplemental Security Income (SSI). The survey completion rate was 84 percent; 178 of the 211 participants who met these criteria were interviewed.

    The report addresses how these long-term MFIP families were faring under welfare reform and an economy that was in trouble in early 2002. It includes data from the surveys and administrative records. Information from these families will supplement administrative data on the hundreds of families in the MFIP caseload reaching the time limit each month starting in June 2002. (author abstract)