Economic Assistance

This department in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Human Services manages programs that provide support for low income families, adults, elderly and disabled individuals of Goodhue County.  Support programs include:

Additionally, the Child Support staff work with parents regardless of their income to:

  • Establish paternity
  • Establish orders for child support
  • Enforce orders
  • Modify child support obligations

Child support includes: 

  • Basic support
  • Medical support
  • Child care support.

To see if you or someone else may be eligible for benefits, use the Bridge to Benefits eligibility screening tool.   If the tool says you may be eligible for Medical Assistance, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Child Care Assistance, or Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) you can apply through Goodhue County Health and Human Services.