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Financial Assistance
Our Mission
Sheri Gunderson
Economic Supervisor
Community Service Building
204 Laurel St.
Suite 22
Brainerd, MN  56401

Main line:(218) 824-1250
Fax: (218) 824-1141

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • To determine the continued eligibility for the recipients of these programs
  • To provide access for SNAP (food support), medical assistance, and cash assistance for the people of Crow Wing County

Apply in-person
Applications are accepted Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Apply on-line  
ApplyMN is a simple, secure Web application that connects you with state and county services to help meet you and your family's basic needs.  

Request for Information form
Have a question regarding your case or our programs? You can submit your question to us and you will receive a return telephone call within 24 hours.

Are you eligible? 
Eligibility Screening Tool provided by Bridge to Benefits to see if you or someone else may be eligible for public work support programs. It will ask you a few simple questions but will NOT ask you for information that identifies you. It's easy, confidential and free!

MNSure Information

Additional Phone Lines
Have been added to serve you better:
(218) 824-1357  Long Term Care 
(218) 824-1250  Cash, SNAP (Food support) and general assistance

Minnesota Department of Human Services
The department provides various services including:
  • Income and Eligibility Verification System - DHS-2759
  • Information Access and Privacy - DHS-2667
  • Notice of Privacy Practices - DHS-3979
  • Penalties for Welfare Fraud - CWC-IMU 179