Welcome to Bridge to Benefits

Children’s Defense Fund-Minnesota shares the concerns of Minnesota families as we face this crisis created by COVID-19. The federal and state government along with the non-profit and business communities are working together to bring additional resources and supports to children and families as quickly as possible. To find information about Emergency Modifications to Public Programs, Financial, Child Care, Health and Nutrition resources as well as the Child Tax Credit (CTC) and how to claim it, click here. During this time, Bridge to Benefits can still be used to help assess eligibility for public programs. You should use this screening tool whenever your income or household circumstances change. Click the green Start button below to begin a screen.

Bridge to Benefits Screening Tool
Bridge to Benefits is a project by Children’s Defense Fund-Minnesota to improve the well-being of families and individuals by linking them to public work support programs and tax credits. By answering a few simple questions, you will be able to see if you or someone else may be eligible for public work support programs. We will NOT ask you for information that identifies you. 
It's easy, confidential and free!


NOTE: This screening tool does not determine eligibility. It is only a guideline. After using this screening tool, you must apply to each program to be sure your are eligible.