Renewal information for cash assistance & SNAP programs
The Minnesota Department of Human Services is resuming annual renewals and six-month reviews for cash assistance programs and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Cash Assistance programs include Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP), General Assistance (GA), Minnesota Supplemental Assistance (MSA) and Housing Support (GRH).
- This process will start up for households who have renewals due for June and will continue going forward each month.
- Each month, the state will mail notices and paperwork to households that need to complete a renewal.
To streamline the process, DHS created a shorter Household Update Form (DHS-8107).
Renewals for Minnesota Health Care Programs are suspended. It has not been determined when they will resume.
If you have questions, call your financial worker or Employment and Economic Assistance at 651 554-5611.
The Northern Service Center lobby is open, but some in-person services may require an appointment. Please contact your worker directly or call 651-554-5611 to reach our office as needed.
Getting your forms
Forms are needed during the application, recertification and verification process.
- 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 1-800-997-2227.
Public notice of nondiscrimination statement
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for 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. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call 866-632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
1. Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
2. Fax: 202-690-7442; or
3. Email: email@example.com