Use SNAP at farmers markets

The 2015 Minnesota farmers market season is underway, helping Minnesotans with low-incomes access nutritious food. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits can be used at 64 participating markets across the state this summer and fall. More information is in a news release about SNAP.


Renewal notices for MA

Notices are coming to many Medical Assistance members. Yours may say coverage was renewed automatically; you don’t have to do anything unless you have a change to report. Or you may have to return a form within 30 days to keep your coverage. See the Member services page for more information.

Who we serve

The Minnesota Department of Human Services serves Minnesotans in all 87 counties and 11 tribes. More than one million Minnesotans receive some sort of help from our department. Among these are our grandparents, neighbors, friends, relatives and classmates. Read some of their stories on the Who we serve page.

Get connected with Parent Aware

Too many of Minnesota's children are not prepared for kindergarten. Parent Aware gives you the tools and information to find the best quality child care and early education for your child. Search more than 12,000 programs by quality rating, location, schedule and more on the website.

Health Care Financing Task Force

The Minnesota Health Care Financing Task Force was created to advise the Governor and Legislature on strategies to increase access and improve the quality of health care for Minnesotans. These strategies include options for sustainable health care financing, coverage, purchasing and delivery for all insurance affordability programs.

Latest News

Commissioner Jesson statement on today's ruling in UCare lawsuit

Minnesota Department of Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson issued the following statement Thursday on the judge's ruling in the UCare lawsuit.

Public input sought on safety-net services at meetings across Minnesota

DHS is holding a series of meetings around the state to discuss ideas for improving safety-net services for people with mental illness, substance use disorders and disabilities.

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Farmers markets accept SNAP

More than 60 farmers markets across Minnesota accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits through the EBT and Market Bucks Initiative, including the Midtown Farmers Market in south Minneapolis.

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