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:
- Income maintenance
- Medical assistance
- Food support - SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)
- Cash assistance
- Emergency assistance
For information on the Federal Government Shutdown and how it affects SNAP benefits > MN DHS - SNAP Benefits extended
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.
HHS Drop Box
Dropping off paperwork? We now have a convenient, secure drop box located next to the front door that can be used any time! Please put your paperwork in an envelope and write the name/department on the front of the envelope. Please note, originals will NOT be returned.
Goodhue County actively pursues and investigates suspected fraudulent activity. Receipt of benefits such as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Cash Assistance, Medical Assistance and Childcare may be based upon who is living in the home and the income and/or assets of all or some of the household residents. If a person intentionally gives false information or conceals facts about their situation in order to receive or increase their benefits, they may be subject to prosecution or administrative action. This could result in felony level charges, sentencing and disqualification from receiving more program benefits.
For suspected fraud involving recipients of cash assistance, child care assistance, food support and health care call the Department of Human Services (DHS) at 651-431-3968 or 1-800-627-9977 or go to Report Fraud or GCHHS 651-385-3200.