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State switching to streamlined applications after successful pilot run

Hennepin County has been testing new streamlined applications for renewing some public benefits, and there seems to be a lot to love. The old form for Medical Assistance could be up to 20 pages. The new one is just one page and four questions. The state plans to adopt similar processes next year.
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Hennepin County has been testing new streamlined applications for renewing some public benefits, and there seems to be a lot to love. The old form for Medical Assistance could be up to 20 pages. The new one is just one page and four questions. The state plans to adopt similar processes next year.

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