The Government Center East Building is closed for in-person appointments. For the limited situations where it is not possible for a resident to interact with staff via telephone or online, the Government Center East Building is open 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.
To apply for Cash, SNAP, Child Care Assistance or Emergency Assistance, visit: applymn.dhs.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 assigned financial worker will call you for your phone interview. Clients can send applications and verifications via email at email@example.com, fax to 651-266-3942 or drop them off in the drop box outside of the East Building. See form drop-off & walk-in assistance sites.
If you are receiving financial assistance through Ramsey County, you may not need to reapply or renew your benefits during this public health emergency. Most renewals have been suspended or extended for all programs. If you are unsure whether you need to complete a renewal, call your financial worker or our main contact center at 651-266-4444 between 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. If you have questions about your Medical Assistance case in the MNsure system, please call 651-266-3870 between 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Financial Assistance Services
Ramsey County helps determine your eligibility for financial assistance programs, including child care, food support, health care, housing, and a variety of other programs.
Bridge to Benefits helps link low-income residents to public support programs and tax credits by providing a survey that helps you determine if you may be eligible for financial assistance programs.
Types of assistance
- Emergency assistance
- Cash assistance
- Food assistance
- Health care assistance
- Child care assistance
- Energy assistance
How to apply
You can apply and learn more about assistance by phone and online.
Apply for cash assistance, food and child care assistance programs online through ApplyMN.
Apply for healthcare through Mnsure.org.
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.
- Get directions to the Government Center East Building.