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  • Olmsted County Community Services
    2117 Campus Dr SE, Rochester, MN 55904-4825
Service Info
Service:General Assistance (GA)
Agency: Olmsted County Community Services
Location:2117 Campus Dr SE, Rochester, MN, 55904-4825 Map
Phone: (507) 328-6500

Service Description

General Assistance (GA) provides single adults and childless couples with modest monthly cash grants for basic living needs if they are unable to work due to illness, disability or other specified reasons.

GA grants are up to $203 for individuals and $260 for couples per month.

General Assistance (GA) participants are also eligible for help with food and medical costs through the Medical Assistance (MA) program and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Food Support.


Building Accessibility
  • Accessible main entrance (zero step approach)
  • Accessible public restroom
  • Designated disability parking
Building Amenities
  • Cafeteria/dining area
Client Conveniences
  • Free parking
Languages other than English
  • Accommodations provided to people with disabilities with reasonable notification
  • Translator services
  • Near a bus line or light rail train stop


To be eligible for GA a person must:
 * Meet a "basis of eligibility" such as being unable to work because of a temporary illness or disability
 * Have income less than program limits ($203/month for an individual)
 * Have no more than $1,000 in assets

Most people are required to apply for benefits from other programs for which they may qualify and to repay interim aid they receive from General Assistance (GA). Most often application for Social Security Retirement, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (RSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is required.

Application Instructions

Apply online at
or by printing and using the Combined Application Form available at: and returning it to your county or tribal human services agency by mail or in person.



Required Documents

  • application/registration forms
  • ID
  • proof of assets
  • proof of disability
  • proof of income

Business Hours

8:00am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday.

Area Served

Olmsted County




Telephone types, numbers and hours

Community Services (507) 328 - 6400
Community Services - Fax (507) 328 - 79508:00 am-5:00 pm, Monday-Friday

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