financial assistance

Financial Assistance provides support to low income residents in Big Stone County.  We determine eligibility for public assistance programs including SNAP, MFIP, DWP, and Health Care Programs.  All programs have specific guidelines that must be met to receive them.  You must be within income and asset guidelines.  To see if you are eligible and qualify, you will need to apply and provide verification of the information you report on the application. Some applications require an interview.

To apply online for Cash, SNAP, and/or Child Care Assistance  go to the new online
application tool -

FNS Nondiscrimination Statement

To make an online payment for MinnesotaCare, MSHO (Minnesota Senior Health Options),  MA-EPD (Medical Assistance for Employed Persons with Disabilities), Parental Fee, etc., please go to ONLINE PAYMENTS.

Do you have questions about your EBT (Electronic Benefit Card) - including reporting a lost or stolen card or checking on your card balance?
You can call Customer Service, 24 hours a day/7 days a week - Toll-free:  1-888-997-2227.
Or, go to - under EBT Cardholders, click on 'More Information'.  Log in using your EBT card number and PIN. 

If you qualify for SNAP, you can designate someone else to shop for you.  Learn more here.
To Contact our Agency:
Physical address:  340 2nd St NW
Mailing address: PO Box 338
Ortonville MN 56278

General Phone Number:  320-839-2555  lighter background just right
Fax Number:  320-839-3966

E-mail general, non-emergency questions to: [email protected]
Leave your question, include  your address and phone number.  You will be contacted by
phone or regular mail.  Responses will not be made via email.