The name of Food Support changed to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP to align with the federal name for the program. There will be no changes to the program requirements or benefits. The Department of Human Services will gradually implement this name change starting February 1, 2012. The program will be referred to as SNAP on this website effective February 1, 2012.
You can now use an online application to apply for SNAP (Food Support). This online application can also be used for Medical Assistance, MinnesotaCare, Child Care Assistance and some other state-sponsored programs. To apply online, go to ApplyMN.
Paper ApplicationIf you prefer a paper application, you can download one below.
You will need to fill out part I and part II of the Combined Application Form. Be sure to read all the information about how to complete the application.
If you want to apply for a health care program (Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare ) or cash assistance (Diversionary Work Program or Minnesota Family Investment Program), you can use this same paper or online application to do so.
When you have completed the paper application, take it to your county or tribal human services agency. If you don't know the address of your county human services office, you can click here to use the Program Directory or click here to find it on the Minnesota Department of Human Services' website. You may also call the Food Support hotline at 1-800-657-3698. For TTY service, call the Minnesota Relay at 711 or 1-800-627-3529.
After turning in your paper or online application, you must have an interview with a county worker before you can get SNAP. The interview does not have to be face-to-face. You can request a phone interview.
Click here to download the Combined Application Form in English.
This paper application is also available in the following other languages:
- Download the application in Spanish (Español) or call 1-888-428-3438
- For Arabic call (800) 358-0377
- Download the application in Hmong (Hmoob) or call 1-888-486-8377
- For Khmer (Cambodian) call (888) 468-3787
- For Lao call (888) 487-8251
- For Oromo (Oromiffaa) call (888) 234-3798.
- Download the application in Russian or call (888) 562-5877
- For Serbo-Croatian (Hrvatski) call (888) 234-3785
- Download the application in Somali or call (888) 547-8829
- Download the application in Vietnamese or call (888) 554-8759