financial assistance

Financial Assistance provides support to low income residents in Big Stone County.  We determine eligibility for public assistance programs including SNAP, MFIP, DWP, and Health Care Programs.  All programs have specific guidelines that must be met to receive them.  You must be within income and asset guidelines.  To see if you are eligible and qualify, you will need to apply and provide verification of the information you report on the application. Some applications require an interview.

Click here to apply online for Cash, SNAP, and/or Child Care Assistance. 

To make an online payment for MinnesotaCare, MSHO (Minnesota Senior Health Options),  MA-EPD (Medical Assistance for Employed Persons with Disabilities), Parental Fee, etc., please go to ONLINE PAYMENTS.

Do you have questions about your EBT (Electronic Benefit Card) - including reporting a lost or stolen card or checking on your card balance?
You can call Customer Service, 24 hours a day/7 days a week - Toll-free:  1-888-997-2227.
Or, go to - under EBT Cardholders, click on 'More Information'.  Log in using your EBT card number and PIN. 

If you qualify for SNAP, you can designate someone else to shop for you.  Learn more here.