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Application for Assistance

The N.D. Department of Human Services administers these Public Assistance Programs:

  • Basic Care Assistance
  • Child Care Assistance
  • Healthy Steps Children's Health Insurance Program
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
  • Medicaid
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly Food Stamps)
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Other Programs

For information about public assistance programs, view the Application for Assistance Guidebook - Updated September 2018 (2.35mb pdf). Contains IMPORTANT information about programs and client rights.

Curious What You Might Qualify For? Use this Pre-Screening Tool:

  • Bridge to Benefits: This screening tool was developed by the Children's Defense Fund to help individuals and families learn if they might qualify for benefits from some North Dakota programs. NOTE: It does not include the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program.

NOTE: Only by completing the application process, will you know with certainty whether you qualify.

To apply, you may submit an application:

  • Online: Complete and submit an application online. The completed application will be directed to the appropriate county social service office. [IMPORTANT: Currently people cannot apply for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) online. Find out how to apply for LIHEAP at www.nd.gov/dhs/services/financialhelp/energyassist.html.]
  • Manually: Print and complete the Application for Assistance (SFN 405) (4.27mb pdf) and then return it to your county social service office.
  • By Mail: You can contact your county social service office and request that an application be mailed to you.

For help completing an application, please contact your county social service office.


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