How to Apply


To apply for Health Care, click here to go to the online DHS benefits portal or click here to download the paper DHS Application (or download the Spanish application).


To apply for the following assistance programs click here to go to the online DHS Financial Support application or click here to download the DHS Financial Support Application (or download the Solicitud de Ayuda Financiera).

  • Food Assistance
  • Child Care Assistance
  • Cash Assistance Family Investment Program or Refugee Cash Assistance
  • State Supplementary Assistance
  • Family Planning
  • Well-Child and Prenatal

Child Support Recovery

To apply download an application at the Iowa Child Support Recovery Unit websiteYou may also call the child support automated telephone information line at 1-888-229-9223 (toll free nationwide).


Please visit the Disaster Assistance page for assistance grants availability and application details.