Health & Human Services - Financial & Medical Assistance

Medical Programs

To get health care program coverage, you must complete a Minnesota Health Care Application Form (HCAPP) and meet the specific program guidelines and be within the monthly income and asset limits. An interview is not required. For specific eligibility information see Minnesota's state website.

Medical Assistance (MA)

To get MA, you must meet be: 

  • Under age 21

  • A parent of a minor child

  • Pregnant

  • Age 65 or older

  • Blind or disabled

  • Low-income adults, age 21-64

MA may pay for medical bills going back 3 months from the month you turn in your application. If your income is more than the limit, you may still qualify and you should apply.

Medicare Savings Programs (QMB, SLMB, QI1)

If you are enrolled or eligible to enroll in Medicare, you may be eligible for one of these programs. These programs will help pay for your Medicare premiums.

MinnesotaCare

This program is for people who are not eligible for MA or GAMC, do not have Medicare or access to employer subsidized health insurance. You will have to pay a monthly premium, and coverage starts the month after you pay your premium.


Use the Eligibility Screening Tool provided by Bridge to Benefits to see if you or someone else may be eligible for public work support programs. It will ask you a few simple questions but will NOT ask you for information that identifies you. It's easy, confidential and free!