Apply for Help


Curious what you might qualify for? Click here to answer a few questions and find out.

LIHEAP applications for the new heating season (Oct. 2022 - May 2023) are now being accepted. If you have an energy related emergency (shut-off or disconnection notice, out of deliverable fuel, minor repairs), please contact your local human service zone office.

The TANF Monthly Report form is not available online. Please complete the paper TANF Monthly Report form and submit it through the SSP or to your local human service zone office.

Additional Ways to Apply


Apply Locally: Print and complete the Application for Assistance (SFN 405) or the Application for LIHEAP (SFN 529) and then return it to the human service zone office in your county. 

For additional information about public assistance programs and client rights, view the Application for Assistance Guidebook.

Apply by Mail: Submit a request to have an application mailed to you.

Need help applying?

For help filling out an application or eligibility questions, contact your human service zone office.

To watch a video on how to link your case, click here.

For a video of how to create a North Dakota Login, click here.

For written step-by-step instructions on these processes, or for more help click here.


HHS helps provide stability for families through the following programs:


Financial Help (brochures, etc. about programs)

Self-Service Portal and Consolidated Eligibility System (SPACES) information

DHS Policy Manuals

Report Fraud

To report suspected fraud of the Basic Care Assistance Program, Child Care Assistance Program, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program , call the Fraud Hotline at 701-328-2332 or e-mail

To report suspected Medicaid Fraud, email, or call 1-800-755-2604 - select option 8 to speak with an attendant. You may also complete the Surveillance and Utilization Review Section (SURS) Referral form and submit it to the Department.

For assistance with Third Party Liability (TPL) - call (701) 328-2347 or e-mail