The state allows 30 days to process a food support and/or cash application and 45 days for a health care application. If you have all your verification's with you at the time of your interview, the process will be much quicker.
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It is always best to call ahead and make an appointment with a financial worker. This will avoid having to wait to be seen and it will also give the worker a chance to tell you what verification you will need to bring with you.
The only way to know for sure is to talk to a financial worker. There are many rules for each program, and the worker will explain the asset and income limits.
Yes, you can have other insurance and still be eligible for Health Care through the county. The Health Care Program will pay what your insurance does not. If your health insurance is considered cost effective by the State of Minnesota, Medical Assistance can reimburse you for the cost of your insurance premiums.
The only things Emergency Assistance (now call County Crisis Funds) will pay for are evictions and utility shut offs.