Many different private and government programs offer financial assistance for single mothers in Minnesota. It is very difficult to earn sufficient income while raising children by yourself.

Find the monetary help you need to deal with emergency hardship situations caused by unemployment, medical bills, or a period with a disability.


Health insurance plans do not replace income when a parent becomes injured or sick. Expenses often spike when a medical event occurs. Minnesota does not have a state-mandated temporary disability program.

Purchase private short-term disability to protect income and family finances.


Health events come with extra medical expenses, and many times cause an interruption in income for one or both parents. Continued access to health insurance coverage is critical.

Minnesota maternity and family leave regulations provide limited options to replace income, and stringent rules to protect job rights.