Cash Assistance

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Ramsey County offers cash assistance to eligible low-income residents through a variety of programs.

Apply for Cash Assistance through This is the fastest and easiest way to apply.

Apply for Cash Assistance

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

Service Alert

Some SNAP participants are reporting problems with their EBT accounts. If you get  SNAP, General Assistance, Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP), the MFIP Housing Assistance Grant, Minnesota Supplemental Aid (MSA) check the balance and call your casework if any problems. Check the EBT card on the day you normally would expect benefits to be deposited. Monitor your card closely before using it. 

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. 

Burial assistance

General assistance for low income adults

Minnesota Family Investment Program

Minnesota Supplemental Aid

Refugee assistance