Renewal information for cash assistance & SNAP programs
Annual renewals continue for most households approved for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the Cash Assistance programs, including the Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP), General Assistance (GA), Minnesota Supplemental Assistance (MSA) and Housing Support (GRH).
Please make sure you watch for and read any mail coming from the Department of Human Services or Dakota County. You will receive a notice in the mail when it is your time to renew your coverage.
To streamline the process, DHS created a shorter Household Update Form (DHS-8107).
Request an electronic copy to be emailed to you
Make sure to sign your renewal and return to us timely. Include verification of any changes with your renewal.
If you have questions, call your financial worker, or Employment and Economic Assistance, at 651 554-5611.
Getting your forms
Forms are needed during the application, recertification and verification process.
Due to high application volumes, Dakota County will be extending interview times outside of regular business hours (8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.). If your application requires an interview, we may call you during evenings or weekends to complete an interview.
- Request mailed forms by calling 651-554-5611 or 1-800-247-1056
- Northern Service Center, 1 Mendota Road W., West St Paul, MN 55118
- Forms can be picked up between 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
By email to
firstname.lastname@example.org or directly to your worker
By fax at 651-554-5748
By delivering to drop box at the front of the Northern Service Center, 1 Mendota Road W, West St Paul, MN 55118
By mail to Northern Service Center, 1 Mendota Road W., Suite 100, West St Paul, MN 55118
Your application will be assigned to a financial worker right away. A financial worker will call you to complete a telephone interview. Please answer all questions on the application.
You can get help with your SNAP application (screening and application assistance) from Second Harvest Heartland at 651-307-9033.
Information you need to provide
In addition to the application form, you will be required to provide verification of identity, age, citizenship, residence, property, income and more.
A list of acceptable verification is available.
All benefits are entered on an
EBT card. For assistance with a lost or stolen card, call EBT Customer Service at 1-888-997-2227.
Public notice of nondiscrimination statement
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the agency (state or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained from any USDA office, by calling 833-620-1071 or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant's name, address, telephone number and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to:
Food and Nutrition Service, USDA
1320 Braddock Place, Room 334
Alexandria, VA 22314
833-256-1665 or 202-690-7442
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.