Adult Supports

The Minnesota Department of Human Services oversees economic assistance programs that provide a safety net for the elderly and people with disabilities.

The General Assistance (GA) program provides cash assistance for single, unemployed adults with out children, including people who are elderly, ill, injured or otherwise incapacitated.

Minnesota Supplemental Aid (MSA) is a state-funded supplement for people who receive SSI.

Connecting people with agencies that assist in the Social Security application process

Applying for Social Security benefits can be difficult, especially for people with disabilities. Did you know that DHS contracts with agencies all around the state with experience advocating for disabled applicants? People applying for Social Security benefits can receive help with the application process. In addition to helping people start the Social Security application process, many of these agencies also help people appeal decisions when their applications have been denied. The Disability Linkage Line 866-333-2466 can help people find a qualified advocate in their area.

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