Income and Food Assistance

To see if you qualify or to get help applying for SNAP, go to

  1. Applying for benefits online

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Click here to access MNBenefits – A safe and easy way to apply for Food assistance (SNAP), Cash programs, Emergency cash assistance, GRH (Housing support) and/or Child care assistance online.

  • Please call our office to request an application or to learn how to apply over the phone.

Click Here to Visit MNsure – this site is to apply for healthcare assistance

  1. Online Forms
  1. Submit Documents Online

Public Assistance Programs

Nicollet County Human Services provides financial support to elderly, disabled and low-income residents of Nicollet County. Eligibility for the program(s) is based on the household’s income and assets. The amount of monthly benefits is based on income and the number of people in the household. Upon receipt of the application an interview will be scheduled. The initial month’s benefits are based on the date the first page of the application is received by the agency.

Public Notification of USDA’s Non-Discrimination 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 online at:, 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:

  1. mail:
     Food and Nutrition Service, USDA
     1320 Braddock Place, Room 334
     Alexandria, VA 22314; or
  2. fax:
     (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email:

 This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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