HOW DO I APPLY FOR PUBLIC ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS?
To get started, visit Minnesota Human Services Online to use an online pre-screening tool to find out if you might qualify for benefits and to register for a user ID and password. This is optional.
To apply for cash, emergency or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP Food) programs, you will need to fill out a Combined Application Form. You can access a packet for applying for cash and/or SNAP Food Support benefits by clicking here.
You may also receive an application form by mail, by fax, by email or picking one up in our office. You may also apply online at ApplyMN. IT IS IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER THAT THE DAY THAT WE GET THE PAGE I OF THE APPLICATION FORM WITH A NAME, ADDRESS AND SIGNATURE IS THE DATE YOUR BENEFITS MAY BEGIN, IF ELIGILBE. You can return your Page I either by mail, by fax, by e-mail, in-person or by using our drop box located at the front of our office building. We will need the remaining pages of your application to complete the application process either prior to or at the time of your interview.
To apply for Health Care benefits, please visit www.MNSure.org to start the application process electronically. Paper applications are available by contacting our office.
For more information on disability benefits, please visit Disability Benefits 101 Minnesota
For more information on housing benefits, please visit Housing Benefits 101 Minnesota
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audio tape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (AD-3027) found online at: www.ascr.usda.gov/filing-program-discrimination-complaint-usda-customer, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) Email: email@example.com