Financial Assistance

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To apply for Cash, SNAP, Child Care Assistance or Emergency Assistance, visit: mnbenefits.mn.gov.

If you would like more information about available health care programs and how to apply, visit the Health Care Assistance page.

All Financial Assistance intake interviews will take place over the phone, rather than in-person. After an application is submitted and assigned, your financial worker will call you for a phone interview. Applications and verifications can be sent via email to [email protected], fax to 651-266-3942 or can be dropped off in a form drop box at sites throughout the county. See form drop-off & walk-in assistance sites.

To receive in-person help for financial assistance please visit our Metro Square location.  

Ramsey County helps determine your eligibility for financial assistance programs, including child care, food support, health care, housing, and a variety of other programs.

Types of assistance

How to apply

Online

Apply for cash assistance, food and child care assistance programs online through mnbenefits.mn.gov.

Apply for healthcare through Mnsure.org.

Phone

All Financial Assistance intake interviews will take place over the phone, rather than in-person. After an application is submitted and assigned, your assigned financial worker will call you for your phone interview. Clients can send applications and verifications via email to [email protected], fax to 651-266-3942 or drop them off in a form drop box at sites throughout the county. See form drop-off & walk-in assistance sites

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.