Financial Assistance

Human Services - Financial Assistance
Roseau County Social Services
208 6th Street SW
Roseau, Minnesota 56751

Eligibility varies for each program and is based on income, assets and other qualifying factors. Individuals must fill out a formal application in order to have eligibility determined.


  • Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP)
  • General Assistance (GA)
  • Minnesota Supplemental Assistance (MSA)
  • SNAP (formerly known as Food Support)

Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP)
A combination of both cash and food assistance, MFIP provides temporary assistance to qualifying families. MFIP is a work-focused program with the goal of moving families toward self-sufficiency through employment.   

General Assistance
GA provides monthly cash assistance to people who cannot work due to a disability or illness.

Minnesota Supplemental Assistance
MSA provides monthly cash assistance to people over age 65, blind or disabled and who are receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security payments.

SNAP(Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)
Assistance to supplement individual or family food budgets and improve nutrition. Benefits cannot be used to purchase alcoholic beverages, tobacco, pet food or non-food items.

Click here for a Combined Application Form (CAF) to apply for SNAP 
**Interviews are required to determine eligibility for SNAP. Interviews can be done either by telephone or face to face.