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COVID-19 update

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, Financial Assistance Services staff are available at the Service Centers.

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 protected], fax to 651-266-3942 or drop them off in the drop box outside of the East Building. 

COVID-19 information and resources

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

Burial assistance

General assistance for low income adults

Minnesota Family Investment Program

Minnesota Supplemental Aid

Refugee assistance