Bridge to Benefits: learn about potential eligibility and next steps

Bridge to Benefits is an initiative by Children’s Defense Fund-Minnesota that offers an online screening tool to help determine potential eligibility for the following work support programs and tax credits: Healthcare programs -- Medical Assistance, MinnesotaCare, Advanced Premium Tax Credits; Early childhood programs --Child Care Assistance, Early Learning Scholarships; Utility program -- Energy Assistance; Food programs --Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), School Meal Program, Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program; Tax credits -- Earned Income Tax Credits (EITC) and Working Family Credit (WFC). Bridge to Benefits also has a direct referral system that connects families to local organizations that help with the application and enrollment process for the program for which they appear eligible. Click here to complete a quick Bridge to Benefits screen to learn about these financial assistance programs for which you may be eligible.