Minnesota Supplemental Aid (MSA)

Minnesota Supplemental Aid (MSA) provides cash assistance to help adults who get Supplemental Security Income (SSI) pay for their basic needs. Some people who are blind, have a disability or are older than 65 but do not get SSI because their other income is too high may also be eligible for MSA if they meet the income limit.

People who get MSA are also eligible for help with medical, food and housing costs through Medical Assistance (MA), the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)and MSA Housing Assistance programs.

  1. Eligability

To qualify, you must be:


  • Age 18 or older
  • Getting SSI, or eligible to get it except that your income is too high.

If your income is too high for SSI, you may qualify for MSA if you meet one of these criteria:

  • Are age 65 or older
  • Are Blind

You must also meet the asset limit of:

  • $2,000 for an individual
  • $3,000 for a couple.