North Dakota Benefits

Food Stamps (SNAP)

North Dakota Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamps is a program that assists people living in North Dakota with incomes below federal poverty level pay for nutritious food. The program does not go by the name Food Stamps anymore due to the simple reason that you do not get stamps to buy food. You get a debit card instead! However, SNAP does not pay for the entire foodstuff that a household may require on a daily basis, just some of it.


It is a fact that heating a home, more so in areas where winters are cold, can cost a substantial amount of money. Low income tenants and home owners find the cost of keeping warm quite prohibitive. As a result, the federal government has recognized this and an assistance program known as LIHEAP or the Low Income Heat Assistance Program has been put in place. Applying for LIHEAP Funds in North Dakota is pretty simple due to the fact that it could mean the difference between a cold, budget-breaking winter and a warm, comfortable one.


Medicaid is a federally subsidized, state-run program that provides basic health insurance coverage to the under privileged and needy. Resources are limited, and the state of North Dakota has therefore imposed stringent measures on income and asset levels for anyone who wishes to apply. The intent is to channel available benefits to those who need them most. Eligibility for Medicaid in North Dakota is sorely determined by county authorities at the time of application.


North Dakota Unemployment Insurance (UI) provides temporary financial assistance to unemployed workers who have lost their employment through no fault of their own. Claimants will need to meet eligibility criteria for North Dakota UI program in order to receive UI benefits. This criteria mainly requires applicants to have worked in the North Dakota during the past 12-18 months, earned minimum wages and remain available for work throughout the benefits period. In order to file a claim, you just need to complete an online application. Typically it takes between 30-40 minutes to fill this application but it may take more time if your internet connection is slow. You should apply for benefits as soon as you become eligible for UI since benefits are not retroactive. You will receive benefits starting from Sunday of the week you filed the application. To file a claim, just follow these steps.


North Dakota Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) offer numerous weatherization services to low-income families in North Dakota. These services help income eligible households to reduce their energy bills through cost-effective measures.


Proper care of babies and infants in the first weeks and months of life is imperative to the child's safety, well-being and overall health. Even prior to birth, it is important to pay close attention to the expectant mothers care to ensure a healthy child is born. Whether help is needed to afford prenatal care, the birthing process, postnatal care or just to acquire the necessities to raise a healthy child, pregnant women and new parents can find a variety of baby grants to assist them. One of such grants is the North Dakota Program which only caters for women and infants living in its jurisdiction.