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To see what help is available to you and your family, look for programs available to eligible Minnesotans.

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Expect instructions for partners related to actions and process changes through regular communication channels including email messages and websites.


Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

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Governor’s Executive Orders create flexibility to serve vulnerable Minnesotans during COVID-19 pandemic: Governor Tim Walz granted the Minnesota Department of Human Services emergency temporary authority to change administrative and regulatory requirements for food assistance, home care, public health care and other state programs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Find a complete list of temporary waivers and program modifications.

Some changes to public services programs are necessary to protect you and your case workers during the pandemic and to provide for a greater number of people. Read about the changes.

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The Minnesota COVID-19 Vaccine Connector is a tool that helps Minnesotans find out when, where, and how to get a COVID-19 vaccine. After you fill out a simple form, the Vaccine Connector will alert you when you are eligible to receive a vaccine, connect you to resources to schedule a vaccine appointment and notify you if there are vaccine opportunities in your area.

Go to the Vaccine Connector >

Latest news

More help coming for hungry children
To ensure children receive the food benefits known as P-EBT, families should make sure they are approved for free or reduced-price meals at their school through the National School Lunch Program as soon as possible.

COVID-19 home health care tools headed to American Indian elders
Blood pressure monitors, pulse oximeters and technology that supports telehealth and behavioral health visits are on their way to elders from Indigenous communities in Minnesota.

Increase in food benefits to help hungry Minnesotans
All Minnesotans on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and other food assistance programs who are currently receiving the maximum amount will soon see a 15% increase in their monthly food benefits.

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Sign up for updates about program changes as DHS responds to COVID-19.

IRS form 1095-B for 2020 is available upon request

DHS will mail the form only when requested by Medical Assistance and MinnesotaCare enrollees. We will not automatically send the form out. Follow the instructions on this webpage to request your form 1095-B.


COVID-19 reporting at DHS-operated treatment facilities

DHS must report to the Minnesota Department of Health any confirmed cases of COVID-19 among patients, clients and staff in DHS-operated treatment facilities. View current reports


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Notice about recent data breaches impacting some DHS clients and employees

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