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Program: Refugee Cash Assistance Program - RCA

Agency: Hennepin County Human Services and Public Health Department

Resource Number: 36898889
- Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA) provides cash assistance to refugees who are ineligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or MFIP for up to eight months after arrival in the United States

- To ensure that RCA recipients are self-sufficient within RCA eligibility, agencies provide employment and social services

- RCA recipients may continue to receive social services after RCA eligibility ends

- There is no 30 day Minnesota residency requirement for RCA

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: Refugees are defined by the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). These include people who have been:

- Admitted as refugees under Section 207, or
- Paroled as refugee or asylee under Section 212(d)(5), or
- Granted asylum under Section 208, or
- Cuban and Haitian entrants, or
- Admitted as Amerasian under Amerasian Homecoming Act, or
- Victims of trafficking certified by the Office of Refugee Resettlement

Applicants also must be:

- Single adults 18 years or older, or
- Married couples without children, or
- Pregnant women and their spouses, until they meet eligibility requirements for the Minnesota Family Investment Program, or
- Adults who are disabled or older than 65, until they are eligible for Supplemental Security Income

- Hennepin County residents
Languages: Hmong; Somali; Spanish; 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

- Note: The agency processing time frames are the same if application process is online or in-person
Program Fees: None
Documents Required: Proof of immigration status (I-94); picture ID; application/registration form; applicants may be asked to provide Immigration Naturalization Services (INS) documentation

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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
Emergency General Assistance - EGA
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 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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