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Program: Emergency General Assistance - EGA

Agency: Hennepin County Human Services and Public Health Department

Resource Number: 36898885
Alternate name: EGA

Emergency General Assistance meets the emergency needs of eligible individuals who are in an emergency and who are residents of the state. EGA can offer emergency help with the following:

- Moving expenses

- Beds - The limit is $500 and there must be a verified medical need for the bed that MA will not cover. No other furniture may be issued using EGA funds.

- Appliances

- Home repairs

- Employment related expenses

- Shelter

- Utility bills

Program Phones:
(844)803-8466Toll free

Website: www.hennepin.us/residents/human-services/cash-assistance
Email: socialservices@hennepin.us

Location information
Brookdale Regional Satellite Center Site  
Location: 6125 Shingle Creek Parkway, Suite 400

Brooklyn Center 55430

Site Phones:
(844)803-8466Toll free
Site Hours:
Vary; by appointment only
Disabilities Access: Accessible main entrance; accessible public restroom; policy for provision of accessible service
Mailing Address: 6125 Shingle Creek Parkway, Suite 400, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430

Program Delivery
Eligibility: To receive Emergency General Assistance (EGA) ALL the following conditions must be met:

- Must be in an emergency situation in which the person(s) is without, or will lose within 30 days after application, a basic need item. An emergency situation must require immediate financial assistance. The financial assistance required by the emergency must be temporary and must not exceed 30 days.

- The person(s) must have an emergency that threatens health or safety

- The person(s) must not have received or be eligible for EA(Emergency Assistance) in the month of application for EGA

- At least one person must meet GA (General Assistance) or GRH, citizenship or immigration status requirements

- For a single person or a childless married couple, at least one person must have lived in Minnesota for at least 30 days

- The person(s) must not currently be receiving MFIP (some exceptions)

- The person(s) must not have, without good cause, used more than 50% of their income and liquid assets for purposes other than basic needs during the 60 days before application. This does not apply to people who are chemically dependent, mentally ill, mentally retarded or related conditions.

- Disqualification from GA or MFIP must not have caused the emergency

- Must be unable to resolve emergency by combining liquid assets and assets they can liquidate in time to help; income, including in-kind income they will receive in time to help; other funds they are eligible for

- Eligibility may not exceed 30 days

- Not eligible if assistance was used from another county in the last 12 months

- Serves Hennepin County
Languages: Interpreters available
Application Process: - Call, walk in for application at any Human Services or Satellite Center location

- Visit website/apply online at ApplyMN which is a secure web application; https://applymn.dhs.mn.gov/online-app-web/spring/public/process-login?execution=e1s1

- Applicants must attend an application session and interview. Application sessions are available on a walk in basis.

- Note: The agency processing time frames are the same if application process is online or in-person
Program Fees: None
Documents Required: Application form; documentation related to the reason for applying (i.e. foreclosure notice, utility disconnection notice etc.); birth certificate; proof of assets; proof of household income; ID; Social Security number

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Person at the resource who last verified this information:
Last Verified On: 3/10/2019

Agency Background

Programs at Hennepin County Human Services and Public Health Department

Adoption Services
Adult Protection
Advocates and Appeals
Burial/Funeral Assistance
Chemical Health
Child and Teen Checkups
Child Care Assistance
Child Care Licensing
Child Protection
Child Support Services
Children's Mental Health
Children's Mental Health Crisis Services
COPE - Mental Health Crisis Services for Adults - Community Outreach for Psychiatric Emergencies
Daytime and After Hours Shelter Teams
Diversionary Work Program (DWP)
Domestic Abuse Service Center
Emergency Assistance - EA
Follow Along Program
Food Support Program
Foster Care and Licensing
Fraud Information and Complaints
General Assistance - GA
Health Care for the Homeless Project
Hennepin Community Volunteers
Hennepin County Mental Health Center
Hennepin County Public Health Clinic
Homeless Access Unit
Housing Support
Human Services Centers, Satellite Centers and Health Services Locations
Immunization Services
Initial Contact Front Door Social Services
Medical Assistance - MA
Medical Transportation Assistance
Medicare Savings Programs
Mental Health Housing
Minnesota Family Investment Program - MFIP
Minnesota Food Assistance Program - MFAP
Minnesota Supplemental Aid - MSA
Office of Multicultural Services - OMS
Parent Support Outreach Program
Prepetition Screening - PSP
Project CHILD
Project Connect
Refugee Cash Assistance Program - RCA
Refugee Medical Assistance - RMA
Relative Custody Assistance
Start Today Hennepin
Teen Parent Program
Veterans Services
WIC Program - Women, Infants and Children
Work Supports

Accreditations: Does not apply
Funding: Federal; state; county; fees

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