Economic Assistance

Economic Assistance (EA) provides programs and quality services that support dignity and self-sufficiency. 


EFFECTIVE at 12 noon, Tuesday March 17, 2020, Anoka County closed all its public facing services until March 30 in response to the increase in coronavirus cases.   This includes all Economic Assistance public facing offices, Anoka, Blaine, Columbia Heights and Lexington.  We are suspending in- person interviews and intakes until after March 30. You may apply online as directed below.   You may also call our EZ info line at 763-422-7200 to request an application to be mailed to you.  Your application will be processed and interviews will be conducted via phone.

If you have Economic Assistance paperwork to submit, please use the book drop-offs at the following locations:

  • North Central Library: 17565 Central Ave NE, Ham Lake.
  • Mississippi Library: 410 Mississippi St. NE, Fridley.
  • Johnsville Library: 12461 Oak Park Blvd., Blaine.
  • Ramsey City Hall, 7550 Sunwood Drive NW, Ramsey. (Use drive-thru behind building on Veterans Drive.)

Paperwork that CANNOT be accepted at drop boxes are documents related to legal service, litigation, or court matters. If your child support, economic assistance (EA), or property tax paperwork involves a petition or claim to the Anoka County Attorney, those documents MUST be served on the County Attorney. Please see your child support/EA paperwork for service by mail directions regarding legal proceedings. Questions about legal documents can be directed to the County Attorney’s Office: 763-324-5550.

Paperwork can also be submitted by email to You may also mail any paperwork to our mailing address listed on this page.


Online application for Public Assistance

Paper Application for Public Assistance

Unemployment Application

Email documents and forms to Public Assistance

How to Apply Online

Where to Get Help

  • Call the EZ Info Line at 763-422-7200 for information about programs and how to apply. If you call during office hours, you can also use the EZ info line to request an application or speak to a customer service representative. If you want to apply online, please go to We are suspending in  person applications and interviews until after March 30.   All interviews will be conducted via phone
  • Minnesota Child Support Online - For those already participating in child support, the State of Minnesota has a secure interactive web site with direct access to case information. MN Child Support Online
  • Minnesota Department of Human Services Fraud Hotline - 651-431-3968 or toll-free 800-627-9977.

Available Programs