How to Apply

Apply In Person

Applications can be submitted Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm. 

Emergency Assistance and certain Cash Assistance programs typically require a face-to-face interview. This includes the Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) and Divisionary Work Program (DWP), which are both family cash programs. Interviews for food and some cash programs can be conducted as a scheduled interview over the telephone. Health care does not require an interview.

Apply Online

MNbenefits is a simple, secure web-based application that connects you with state and county services to help meet you and your family's basic needs. You can use MNbenefits to apply for cash, food, childcare and emergency assistance. This program provides aid to a family experiencing an emergency like an eviction or utility disconnect. Contact the county office where you live for more information on possible emergency help.

Print an Application

Download the MNbenefits Combined Application (PDF)

After you complete a printed application, you can mail it or drop off at our office:

Scott County Government Center West GW-200
200 4th Ave W
Shakopee, MN 55379

Apply for Health Care

Inquire at the MNsure website. If you are 65 or older, certified disabled through Social Security Administration, or are receiving Medicare, please contact our county office for the appropriate application.