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Seven Public Programs - One Simple Screening Toolkit by the Children's Defense Fund and the UofM's Children, Youth and Family Consortium

A simple web-based screening tool helps determine potential eligibility for a variety of Minnesota public programs including health care coverage, child care, school meals, and tax credits.

The on-line questionnaire takes 10 minutes to complete and the web tool calculates potential eligibility for:

  • Medical Assistance (MA), General Assistance Medical Care (GAMC), and MinnesotaCare (MnCare)
  • Basic Sliding Fee Child Care Assistance
  • The School Meal Program
  • Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Workinig Family Credit (WFC)

Designed by public program experts, the website was organized and edited into a simple, easty-to-use format.  It puts the right program information all at your fingertips.  It allows you to:

  • Get program descriptions, eligibility criteria, and direct links to the organizations that administer each of these programs
  • Download applications for tax credits and Minnesota health care programs
  • Clarify the entry/access points to programs, get tips on how to make the application process more efficient, and find community resources that are available to help families through the application process
  • Find out what type of verifications or documents are needed to apply to the programs
  • Find additional resources and links to programs on income support, housing, nutrition and low-cost health care

Designed for social workers, community volunteers and service providers who work with low-income families, the web tool is simple, fast and efficient.  A collaborative effort between the Children's Defense Fund Minnesota and the University of Minnesota's Children, Youth and Family Consortium, the website is most effective when it is part of a community-wide action program to support working families.

To learn more about website trainings, contact:

Farah Nur, Public Engagement Director, (651) 855-1183, nur@cdf-mn.org OR

Bridget O'Connell, Outreach Coordinator, (651) 855-1177, oconnell@cdf-mn.org

Visit the website at:  www.coveringallfamilies.org

 

 

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