MFIP families will see an increase in cash assistance

The maximum cash grant for the Minnesota Family Investment Program will increase for the first time since 1986 beginning tomorrow.

According to a release from the Minnesota Department of Human Services, MFIP provides temporary income support and employment services to families with children experiencing poverty.

This increase, proposed by the Walz-Flanagan Administration, was approved by the 2019 Minnesota Legislature.

The maximum increase is $100 per month, and most families will begin seeing an increase in their cash assistance in February.

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