Economic Assistance

This department in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Human Services manages programs that provide support for low income families, adults, elderly and disabled individuals of Goodhue County.  Support programs include:
   

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Additionally, the Child Support staff work with parents regardless of their income to:

  • Establish paternity
  • Establish orders for child support
  • Enforce orders
  • Modify child support obligations

Child support includes: 

  • Basic support
  • Medical support
  • Child care support.

To see if you or someone else may be eligible for benefits, use the Bridge to Benefits eligibility screening tool.   If the tool says you may be eligible for Medical Assistance, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Child Care Assistance, or Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) you can apply through Goodhue County Health and Human Services.


Report Fraud 

Goodhue County actively pursues and investigates suspected fraudulent activity. Receipt of benefits such as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Cash Assistance, Medical Assistance and Childcare may be based upon who is living in the home and the income and/or assets of all or some of the household residents.  If a person intentionally gives false information or conceals facts about their situation in order to receive or increase their benefits, they may be subject to prosecution or administrative action. This could result in felony level charges, sentencing and disqualification from receiving more program benefits.

For suspected fraud involving recipients of cash assistance, child care assistance, food support and health care call the Department of Human Services (DHS) at 651-431-3968 or 1-800-627-9977 or go to https://mn.gov/dhs/general-public/office-of-inspector-general/report-fraud/ .