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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)