Renewal information for cash assistance & SNAP programs
The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) has resumed 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).
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).
Request an electronic copy to be emailed to you
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
If you have questions, call your financial worker or Employment and Economic Assistance at 651-554-5611.
How to apply for benefits
Get detailed instructions on how to apply for food, cash, medical, emergency and child care assistance programs.
View presentation on applying to public assistance programs
Immediate walk-in assistance at the Northern Service Center lobby is limited, but some in-person services are available by appointment for those who have no other options to apply for public assistance benefits. Please contact your worker directly or call 651-554-5611 to reach our office as needed.