Maximizing Participation Project (MPP) What is MPP? MPP is a program that can help you and your family. The goal of MPP is to help you provide for yourself and your family, so you no longer need cash assistance. This may be by gathering more information to help you get SSI, or by helping you with the problems that currently prevent you from being employed. Who can participate in MPP? You may be able to participate in MPP if: You have a disability that keeps you from working You care for a disabled family member You have a problem you would like to have help with You have trouble getting or keeping a job Is MPP mandatory? If you have received less than 60 months of cash assistance, you can volunteer for MPP at any time. You may even be able to stop your TANF “clock” if you volunteer for MPP. If you are past 60 months of cash assistance, then you may be required to participate in MPP in order to receive Extended TANF benefits. Who will help me? A MPP case manager will help you make your way through the system You and your MPP case manager will choose a team of experts who will help you and your family The MPP team can include members from: Mental Health/Mental Retardation Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Drug and Alcohol Disability Advocate (DAP) Housing Children and Family Services Domestic Violence Any other agency who can help you and your family More about the MPP Team: Remember – not all of the experts will be part of your team. Only the experts that apply to your situation will be on your team. Of course, the most important member of the team is. . . You – the MPP Participant! What MPP can do for you: Help you connect with needed treatments or services. Help to resolve problems your children may be having in school. Help to resolve housing problems. Provide additional documentation that will support your SSI application. Can I get Special Allowances? Yes, you can get transportation and child care assistance to help you meet the goals of your MPP Service Plan. • The MPP Service Plan is a written agreement between you and the MPP Team • You must be cooperating with the goals of your MPP Service Plan in order to be eligible for special allowances. MPP sounds great!!! What do I do to sign up? Tell your caseworker you want to be in MPP. What happens next? Your caseworker will refer you to a MPP case manager who will: Schedule an enrollment interview to discuss your situation. Soon after that, you will meet with the MPP team and develop a Service Plan that is designed just for you and your family.
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