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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.


Interested in becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant?

The State of Minnesota has set a new goal to train at least 1,000 new certified nursing assistants to help healthcare facilities experiencing staffing shortages. The initiative covers qualifying CNA training expenses like tuition, fees, books, technology and test fees to ensure courses are available at no-cost to students.

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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)


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. Read more about these temporary waivers and 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.

vaccine-connector-get-connected-square-3-600x600Vaccine Connector

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.

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Latest news

Grants help older Minnesotans stay independent
A new round of Live Well at Home grants will support older Minnesotans to maintain their health, independence and community involvement while living in their own homes. DHS will distribute almost $4 million this year to 42 organizations across the state. 

State invests $61 million to boost dental reimbursement rates, help improve access for low-income Minnesotans
This January, Minnesota is taking a major step toward addressing significant and longstanding gaps in dental care by raising state payment rates for dentists. The rate increase is part of a $61 million dental package aimed at removing barriers that keep dentists from taking patients covered by Medical Assistance and MinnesotaCare.

Help to pay for food coming to Minnesota families whose children miss school meals because of COVID
Minnesota families who rely on free and reduced-price school lunch programs will soon get extra help to cover food costs when COVID-19 keeps their children home from school.

Organizations honored for human services excellence
Award winners innovate, collaborate to make difference in Minnesotans’ lives

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IRS form 1095-B for 2021 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.


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