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Financial Assistance

Financial Programs and Services for Adults and Families

  • Burial Assistance: St. Louis County provides county burials for residents in accordance with Minnesota Statue 261.035 and County Policy. There are qualifications that must be met before approval of this assistance. Relatives, friends of the deceased or funeral home directors may make an application by contacting their local Public Health and Human Service office. Learn more about Burial Assistance...

  • Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP): Minnesota's Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) can help to make quality child care affordable for income-eligible families. All families will have a copayment based on their gross income and family size. Learn more about Child Care Assistance...

  • Child Support:  Every child needs financial and emotional support and every child has the right to support from both parents. Minnesota’s child support program benefits children by enforcing parental responsibility for their support. Learn more about Child Support...

  • Fraud Investigations: The Public Health and Human Services Fraud Prevention Unit is responsible for investigations of alleged public assistance fraud including cash, food support, medical and child care assistance. Learn more about Fraud Investigations...

  • General Assistance (GA): The General Assistance (GA) Program serves as Minnesota’s primary safety net for single adults and childless married couples who are unable to work. Learn more about General Assistance...

  • Group Residential Housing (GRH): Group Residential Housing (GRH) is a state-funded income supplement program that pays for room-and-board costs for elderly or low-income adults with disabilities who are living in licensed or registered community-based settings. Learn more about GRH...

  • Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP): The Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) is the state’s welfare reform program for low-income families with children. MFIP helps families move to work and focuses on helping families. It includes both cash and food assistance. Learn more about MFIP...

  • Minnesota Health Care Programs: Minnesota Health Care Programs help people who live in Minnesota pay for all or some medical bills. The programs are generally for people who cannot get or afford health insurance elsewhere. Some people who already have insurance may also be eligible for help. Programs include Medical Assistance (MA), General Assistance Medical Care (GAMC), and MinnesotaCare. Learn more about Minnesota Health Care Programs...  

  • Minnesota Senior Health Options (MSHO): The Minnesota Senior Health Options (MSHO) is a health care program that combines separate health programs and support systems into one health care package. It is for people ages 65 and older who are eligible for Medical Assistance (MA) and enrolled in Medicare Parts A and B or who have MA only. Learn more about MSHO...

  • Minnesota Supplemental Assistance (MSA): Minnesota Supplemental Assistance (MSA) is a state-funded program that provides a monthly cash supplement to people who are aged, blind or disabled and who receive federal Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. Learn more about MSA...   

  • Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP): There are many programs to help people with their food needs, such as emergency food help, Expedited Food Support, Food Support (formerly called Food Stamps) and Minnesota Food Assistance. Learn more about SNAP...

  • Contact: financialassistance@stlouiscountymn.gov 

  •  St Louis County is an equal opportunity provider.

 

Fraud Prosecution

Attorneys in the Public Health and Human Service Division regularly advise St. Louis County staff who investigate people suspected of fraudulent receipt of government assistance. Once a referral of a fraud case is received, our attorneys may seek prosecution in court. If a person intentionally gives false information or conceals facts about his or her situation in order to receive or increase public benefits, such as Food Support, Cash Assistance, Medical Assistance, or Child Care, our office may file a complaint or administrative action. This could result in felony level charges, sentencing, restitution, and disqualification from receiving future program benefits.