Financial & Medical Assistance

Emergency Assistance

Emergency assistance programs are short-term assistance (usually a one time payment) for people experiencing a financial hardship such as an eviction or utility shutoff. Any income not needed for basic needs will be considered available to meet the emergency as well as any cash or other assets you might have.

Emergency program policy has been amended effective 9/1/2020 through 3/31/2022 to expand eligibility due to
COVID-19. To receive emergency assistance, you must complete a Combined Application Form and submit it to our office or apply on line at MN Benefits, meet the specific program guidelines and be within the income and asset guidelines.