|Financial Assistance Programs|
Income Maintenance Unit Supervisor
Income Maintenance Unit Workers
If you need to contact us about your case, have a question about our programs, or wish to apply, please contact us as noted below:
Families with children under 19 can call 651.565.8208.
Adults without children can call 651.565.4133
For toll free calls: 1.888.315.8815
COLLECT CALLS ARE ACCEPTED!!
In partnership with the Minnesota Department of Human Services, the Wabasha County Income Maintenance Unit works to help people with low incomes transition to economic stability. Economic Stability includes cash assistance programs, food support, child care assistance, child support services, refugee services, employment services and health care programs.
Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) is Minnesota's welfare reform program for low-income families with children. It includes both cash and food assistance. The purpose of MFIP is to help families transition to economic stability. MFIP parents are expected to work and are supported in working. Most families can get cash assistance for only 60 months. In July 2004, Minnesota started a Diversionary Work Program (DWP). This is a short-term, intensive work program to help families move immediately to work rather than go on welfare. For more information about MFIP and DWP.
Emergency Assistance (EA) and Emergency General (EGA)
EA and EGA are short-term help for people who need money for crisis such as fire, utility shut off, eviction, illness, theft, loss of job, or other major problems. EA is for those who have children in the home under the age 21. EGA is for those who cannot get MFIP or EA.
General Assistance (GA)
GA is a monthly cash payment which helps with money for food, housing, and other basic needs. It is for people who cannot work, have little or no income and are not able to get help from other state and federal programs. For more information about GA.
Minnesota Supplemental Aid (MSA)
MSA is a monthly cash payment which helps people whose disability, retirement, or other income is not enough. People must be 65 or older, or disabled and age 18 or older, or blind. For more information about MSA.
Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA)
RCA is a monthly cash payment for certain refugees who have been in the U.S. eight months or less. For more information about Refugee Assistance.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is an electronic benefit program that can be used like money to buy food to supplement your nutritional needs. It is for single people and families with or without children who meet the income requirements. You may also qualify for SNAP right away if you meet any one of the criteria below. You should call us right away for an in-office or telephone interview if any one of the following statements are true:
Child Care Assistance Program
In partnership with the Department of Human Services, Wabasha County administers the federal and state Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) that provides a subsidy for child care for working parents who are income-eligible.
Basic Sliding Fee (BSF) Child Care
Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) Child Care
Find out more about Minnesota's Child Care Assistance Program
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