Government Center Remodel - (3/20/23 - 8/1/24)
Le Sueur County Child Protection Intake provides an entry point for child protection concerns. We are accepting intakes via phone, fax, and e-mail. Please reference our page on Reporting Child Maltreatment by clicking here for forms and additional instructions related to reporting child maltreatment.
Child Protection Intake
After Hours Dispatcher: 507-357-4440
Mandated Written Report Submission E-mail: CPIntake@co.le-sueur.mn.us
Adult Protection Intake
Le Sueur County Adult, Child, & Family Services
Le Sueur County Adult, Child, & Family Services Intake provides an entry point for all offered social services. Our office is not accepting walk-ins or scheduled appointments to our office during this time. We are accepting intakes via phone, mail, fax, and drop-dox. Some services may be delivered via telehealth to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Services for Adults
- Adult Mental Health
- Chemical Health/ Rule 25
- Developmental Disability Services
- Psychological Services
- Crisis Intervention
Services for Children and Families
- Child Protective Services
- Child Welfare Programs
- Parent Support Outreach Program
- Minor Parents
- School Liaison Services
- Truancy Intervention
- Chemical Health/ Rule 25
- Children’s Mental Health
- Developmental Disability Services
- Crisis Intervention
- Early Identification and Prevention
- Family Community Support Services
- Family Support Services
Le Sueur County Social Services Intake can be contacted during regular business hours. Referral forms and additional information for specific programs can be found on the Referral Forms page.
Le Sueur County Financial Assistance provides an entry point for residents to apply for financial support. Our office is not accepting walk-ins during this time. We are accepting applications via phone, fax, mail, drop-box and e-mail. Please reference our page on How to Apply by clicking here for forms and additional instructions.
Financial Support Programs
The Financial Assistance Unit provides financial support to residents of Le Sueur County who have low incomes an need help covering basic needs. Eligibility workers determine eligibility for public assistance programs such as cash, food (SNAP), health care, emergency assistance, county burial, and child care benefits.
Apply for Programs
To request an application you can call our office at (507) 357-8288 or apply online. The date we receive your application affects the date your benefits will start, so it’s important to turn it in as soon as possible.
Applications can be placed in the grey locked drop-box located outside the West entrance.
Applications, paystubs, and other financial forms and documents can be scanned and e-mailed to IMDocs@co.le-sueur.mn.us
Applications, paystubs, and other financial forms and documents can be mailed to:
Le Sueur County Human Services
Attn: Financial Assistance
88 S. Park Ave.
Le Center, MN 56057
MN Benefits is Minnesota’s secure, online system you can use to apply for the following:
- Cash assistance
- SNAP (food support)
- Emergency help
- Child care assistance programs
MNSure is a one-stop online health insurance marketplace where Minnesotans can find and compare health plans, and guides clients in selecting the coverage that fits their needs. You can apply for Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare through MNSURE any time during the year. Some health insurance options need you to apply during open enrollment periods.
Le Sueur County Child Support Services work to locate and establish paternity; establish and enforce court orders for basic child support, medical support and child care support; reviews and modifies court orders; works with other states to enforce all types of child support orders when one parent does not live in Minnesota.
Our agency does not assist with issues related to custody and/or parenting time; nor can we give legal advice. For more information regarding custody, parenting time, and/or for legal advice please seek help from a private attorney or visit the Minnesota Judicial Branch Self Help Center.
Who is Eligible for Services?
All families needing help with establishment of paternity and/or collection of child support are eligible. Families who receive some types public assistance automatically receive these services. Support collected is used to offset the cost of public assistance provided. These services are also available to those who do not receive public assistance by completing an application for services.
How to Apply for Services
If you would like child support services and you are not enrolled in any public assistance programs, you must submit an application and provide necessary information. To apply you can get an application by:
- calling our office at (507) 357-8288 to request an application.
- print out the Full Child Support Services Application from Minnesota Child Support Online and mail or return to our office in person.
- apply online at Minnesota Child Support Online.
When completing a paper application return it in person or by mail to:
Le Sueur County Human Services
88 South Park Avenue
Le Center MN 56057
If you are applying for children who have different fathers or mothers an application for each parent who lives away from the home is required.
If you are receiving public assistance (Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP); Medical Assistance (MA); and or Child Care Assistance), and the other parents does not live in your home your case will automatically be referred to our child support department. You will be required to complete the Referral to Support and Collections as well as the Client Statement of Good Cause Documents.
Other Child Support Forms
In addition to the above mentioned Application other frequently used forms are available from DHS, including the information regarding changing your child support order.
- Request review of child support case - Parents may use this form to request that the county child support office review their court order to determine if it should be changed (modified). Parties can also respond to a request for review using this form.
Financial Statement (PDF)
- Child support ezDocs - The interactive Child Support ezDocs web tool helps Minnesota child support participants request or respond to a review of their current case. It also shows how a participant can file their own motion with the court to review their case.
- Court forms to bring your own motions: The MN Judicial Branch website has many "self help" forms and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) at www.mncourts.gov, "get forms."
Online access to Child Support Information
Minnesota Child Support Online (MCSO) is Minnesota's secure, online system. You can access following:
apply for child support, income withholding, and other services
- establishment of parentage
- making and receiving child support payments
- general case information
- financial history
- frequently asked questions
- request that we review your child support order for changes
- respond to a request made by the other parent for a review of your order
- file a motion on your own - pro se - asking the court to change your support order if you choose not to hire a lawyer.
Secure messaging to Child Support
You can also send a message to your child support worker by logging on to MCSO and selecting the ’Case Information’ tab submenu link ’Messages’. If you want to send a message to the Child Support worker assigned to your case, please follow the directions below:
- You can go to MCSO at https://www.childsupport.dhs.state.mn.us/Action/Welcome
- In the participant Box: Click Register & Sign in
- If you’re already created your own id & password: Click Sign in
- If not: Click Register (you will need your 10 digit participant # - also known as your MCI# - & pin #)
- The pin # is not something you created it would have been sent to you in the mail
- Once on the page: Click the “Case Info” tab.
- Click “Messages” option.
- Click the “message:-options-“ drop down & select “create a message”
- All three fields (topic, subject & message) are mandatory. Click on the “Topic” arrow & select the best option that addresses your concern.
- Fill out subject & message areas
- Hit "Send".
- A message will be sent to the worker on your case and they will respond accordingly.
Payment and Account Information
Payment and account information is available by visiting Minnesota Child Support Online or by calling the Minnesota Child Support Information and Payment Line at 800-657-3512 or 651-431-4340.
Child support payments can be mailed directly to the Minnesota Child Support Payment Center at PO Box 64326, St. Paul MN 55164-0326. Cash payments can be conveniently through PayNearMe.
To receive your child support payments you must have direct deposit set up or apply for a Stored Value Card known as (Reli-a-Card). If you need help with either of the options please contact your child support worker.
Visit the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) website for more information on child support programs and services. DHS also offers a Child Support Guidelines Calculator to help estimate child support payments.
Call Le Sueur County Human Services at 507-357-8288 if you have questions or would more information about child support services available from our office.
Helpful Websites Overview
The Mission of the Le Sueur County Department of Human Services is to assist residents of Le Sueur County to maintain and enhance their quality of life and increase their opportunities for self-sufficiency and independence.
Our goal is to make sure everyone has meaningful access to the services we offer. For more information, refer to our Limited English Proficiency Plan.
La misión del Departamento de Servicios Humanos del Condadode Le Sueur es ayudar a los residentes del Condado de Le Sueur a mantener ymejorar su calidad de vida y aumentar sus oportunidades de autosuficiencia eindependencia.
Nuestro objetivo es asegurarnos de que todos tengan acceso alos servicios que ofrecemos. Para obtener másinformación, consulte nuestro Plan de limitado del inglés.
Please click the tabs on your left to learn more about each unit within the Human Services Department.
Federal Law, U.S. Department of Agriculture, & U.S. Department of Health and Human Services(HHS), Office of Civil Rights (OCR) Policy
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights, enforces federal civil rights laws, conscience and religious freedom laws, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules, and the Patient Safety Act and Rule, which together protect your fundamental rights of nondiscrimination, conscience, religious freedom, and health information privacy at covered entities. In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, political beliefs, or disability.
Filing a Complaint
To file a complaint of discrimination, you may submit a complaint online using the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights, Complaint Portal Assistant. If you have any questions or need help filing a civil rights, conscience or religious freedom, or health information privacy complaint, you may email OCR at OCRMail@hhs.gov or call the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights toll-free at: 1-800-368-1019, TDD: 1-800-537-7697. US Department of Health and Human Services provides alternative formats (such as Braille and large print), auxiliary aids and services (such as a relay service), and language assistance.
To file a complaint of discrimination related to SNAP benefits, write USDA, Director,
Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (866) 632-9992 (voice), (800) 877-8339 (TTY) or (866) 377-8642 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS
LSC ESSENTIAL NEEDS HOTLINE
Phone line open 10:00am – 3:00pm (Monday – Friday)
651-431-3968 or 800-627-9977
First Call For Help
MN Valley Action Council (Rural Workforce Center) www.mnvac.org
Committee Against Domestic Abuse (CADA) House
Drug Abuse Hotline
PACER - Parent Support Program
Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services (SMRLS)
American Red Cross
Senior Linkage Line