Will your Public Benifits be affected by Land Buy Back?
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Are your receiving Public Benefits: SNAP, AFCD, General Tribal Assistance, Social Security, Unemployment, Disability, or any other form of Public Benefits and finally Lease Payments?

What is the threshold amount that will affect your Public Benefits, when will accepting the Land Buy Back offer affect my benefits and for how long?

When deciding wether or not your will accept the offer, please, consider these questions for your financial future.  Below you will find the basic answers to these question however, some circumsatnces may change timelines.

  • Medicaid:
    • Payments derived from the Cobell settlement are excluded as both income and resources as long as the funds can be specifically identified as being from this settlement, including Tribal land buyback program.  The first purchase with excluded Native American funds will also retain this exclusion.
  • SNAP:
    • The income is excluded in the month it is received and excluded as a resource for 12 months*. 
  • TANF:
    • The income is excluded in the month it is received and excluded as a resource for 12 months*. 


*Any amount retained after 12 months becomes countable and is added to all other countable resources to determine ongoing resource eligibility. Investing within the first 12 months will be most beneficial.



To find out further information on how your Public Benefits will be affected, please contact: 
  • Blackfeet Manpower office at (406) 338-2111 regarding Tribal General Assistance and AFCD.
  • Office of Public Assistance in Browning at (406) 338-5171 regarding AFDC, SNAP and Medicaid or Medicare.
  • Office of Special Trust (OST) at (406) 338-4358

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We encourage all Land Buy-Back program offerees to fill out the Land Buy-Back Pre-Assessment Survey.  Download the form or click the link and fill out on-line.  Please encourage your friends and family to participate in the survey as well. 
*By filling out the survey, you will be eligible to win a new iPad!

For more information or to pick up a survey, visit us at 101 Pata Street (next to Manpower) in Browning; surveys will also be availble on line, on our Facebook page and at other businesses and organizations throughtout the community!
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