Epic wait for unspent aid
Thousands of disabled Minnesotans languish on waiting lists for crucial services even as millions of dollars remain unspent
Thousands of Minnesota families are being forced to wait months — even years — when they seek state financial assistance that helps people with disabilities build more independent lives.
Minnesota’s waiting list for this form of aid, relative to its population, is now among the largest in the nation.
And yet tens of millions of dollars intended for these families is going unspent in Minnesota every year, records show.