The Hennepin County Youth Eligibility team can help connect you to the resources you need.
Fill out an application
Choose an application from the links below, or call 612-596-1300 or toll free 844-803-8466 to have one mailed to you. You can bring the completed form to one of our office locations, or mail it to the address on the form. You also can fill it out when you visit us. Be aware that your benefits will not start until your paperwork is received and processed.
Combined Application Form (PDF)
Visit one of our walk-in locations
Bring identification and documents that serve as proof of your income and proof of your housing and utility costs. Limited drop-in child care is available while you are completing your business in our offices.
- Century Plaza, 330 South 12th Street, Minneapolis MN 55404, M - F, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Northwest Family Service Center, 7051 Brooklyn Boulevard, Brooklyn Center, MN, 55429, M - F 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- VEAP Community Service Center, 9600 Aldrich Avenue South, Bloomington, M, T, W, F 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Th, 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
- Human Services and Public Health Department - North Minneapolis, 1001 Plymouth Avenue North, Minneapolis, M-F 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Applications are also taken on Wednesdays at Youthlink, 41 North 12th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55403. Call 612-252-1200 to make an appointment.
Get help applying
You may have someone else apply for you. To do this, you must write a letter identifying that person as an "authorized representative" who has permission to complete the process on your behalf. If you are in the hospital or homebound, call our office 612-596-1300 or toll free 844-803-8466 for assistance .
Find an interpreter
Available languages vary by office location. If we do not have the appropriate interpreter on site, we will phone an language line for assistance. Please make an appointment if you need American Sign Language interpreter services for the hard-of-hearing.
Get the right assistance
Applicants or clients who do not agree with an action taken on their cases have the right to appeal. A Hennepin County Human Services Representative can help file the appeal forms.
If you ask for the appeal promptly, you can continue to receive assistance while waiting for the appeal to be heard. However, if you lose the appeal, you must pay back any assistance received during that time. You may bring an attorney, advocate, friend, or relative to the appeal hearing.
The State of Minnesota will send a written decision to you after the hearing. Contact the Hennepin County Appeals Office 612-348-2550 or 612-348-8852, or the Minnesota Department of Human Services Appeals office at 651-3600.