Financial Assistance

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Ramsey County helps determine your eligibility for financial assistance programs including: emergencycashchild care, food and health care.

How to apply


Apply for cash assistance, food and child care assistance programs online through This is the fastest and easiest way to apply for these benefits: 

Apply for assistance

Please submit only one application. Submitting multiple applications through different channels will delay the processing of your application.

Due to high volumes, the current processing of applications and wait times are longer than usual. County staff are working to decrease backlogs and may call after business hours and on weekends to conduct phone interviews. Beginning in March, residents can expect to receive phone calls after 4:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. 

Fax, in-person and email

Residents can also apply for benefits by: 


Ramsey County operates a 24/7 automated EZ Info phone line (651-266-3800) to provide information about financial assistance programs in English, Español, Hmoob and Soomaali.

  • Check if documents have been received.
  • Access your financial assistance eligibility, program and benefits status.
  • Leave messages for your worker and report changes in your situation.