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What is MinnesotaHelp NOW!?

  • MinnesotaHelp NOW! is a free service that helps you find information on www.MinnesotaHelp.info.
  • Consult with experts to find resources in your community and get access to experts.
  • Please be aware that we cannot provide you with legal or medical advice. Our experts are not attorneys or physicians.
  • We will do our best to provide you with information and options that will help you make a decision. We cannot make the final decision for you.
  • MinnesotaHelp NOW! is a service of the MinnesotaHelp Network™ which includes:
    • Senior LinkAge Line® 1-800-333-2433
    • Disability Linkage Line® 1-866-333-2466
    • Veterans Linkage Line™ 1-888-546-5838 (1-888-LinkVet)
    • www.MinnesotaHelp.info®

How do I begin a chat?

  • MinnesotaHelp NOW! is convenient and easy to use.
  • You do not need to download or install any software.
  • You begin your chat by clicking on the green "Online" button in the upper right corner of the screen.
  • You'll be asked a few brief questions before your MinnesotaHelp NOW! session begins. Please answer the questions and click "Next." After the questions, you'll see a disclaimer. Please read the disclaimer, then click "Agree -- Start NOW!" to begin your session.
  • You will be chatting with a Linkage Line expert.

Who may use MinnesotaHelp NOW!?

Caregivers, seniors, people with disabilities, and veterans are the most likely to use this chat service, but anyone can use MinnesotaHelp NOW!

Is MinnesotaHelp NOW! Section 508 compliant?

Yes. MinnesotaHelp NOW! meets and exceeds the minimum federal Section 508 standards. Exceeding standards on accessibility is a core value of the MinnesotaHelp Network™.

MinnesotaHelp NOW! Legal Information

Terms/policy

The information provided through MinnesotaHelp NOW! does not constitute legal advice. Individuals seeking specific legal advice or assistance should contact an attorney.

Neither MinnesotaHelp NOW!, www.minnesotahelp.info or any agency, officer, or employee of the Minnesota Board on Aging or the State of Minnesota, warrants the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information provided through MinnesotaHelp NOW! Neither do they endorse any content, viewpoints, products or services linked from this system. They shall not be held liable for any losses caused by reliance on the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of such information. Portions of such information may be incorrect or not current. Any person or entity that relies on any information obtained from this system does so at his or her own risk.

E-mail

The MinnesotaHelp NOW! system uses software that encrypts the information. Even with this level of security, the Minnesota Board on Aging (MBA) recommends that you provide only limited information about yourself or others if you send us an e-mail message.

Official records

Information, resources, and materials provided through MinnesotaHelp NOW! are designed to provide useful information to the public, but are not intended to be definitive, official documents of the Minnesota Board on Aging or state of Minnesota policy.

Links to other Web sites

Through MinnesotaHelp NOW! you may be provided links to other Web sites as a convenience. The use of these links is not an endorsement as to the accuracy, completeness, usefulness or adequacy of those sites.

Legal advice

MinnesotaHelp NOW is intended as a resource and guide for the public. It is not a source of definitive legal advice about specific legal problems.

Data privacy

The Minnesota Board on Aging (MBA) is dedicated to preserving your privacy and security while engaging in MinnesotaHelp NOW! The MBA strives to retrieve a minimum amount of information from you necessary to provide the information, services and resources requested. The Board on Aging does not capture personal information without the users' permission.

Disclosure of information

The MBA does not sell, rent or publish any of a MinnesotaHelp NOW! visitors' personal or private information. The MBA does not reveal specific information about users or other personally identifiable data to unaffiliated third parties for their independent use. In addition, MBA endeavors to restrict employee access to any personal information except where necessary to perform required duties.

Contact Us

If you have any questions specifically regarding privacy of the information you provide on MinnesotaHelp NOW!, send us an e-mail.

Information about Copyright and Disclaimer

Through MinnesotaHelp NOW! a user may be referred to other Web pages. These may include links to Web sites operated by other State of Minnesota government agencies, other states and federal agencies, nonprofit organizations and private businesses. When you link to another site, you are no longer on the www.minnesotahelp.info site and this disclaimer is not applicable. When you link to another Web site, you are subject to the disclaimer of that site.

MinnesotaHelp NOW! or any agency, officer, or employee of the Minnesota Board on Aging or the State of Minnesota, does not warrant the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information published by this system. Neither do they endorse any content, viewpoints, products or services linked from this system. They shall not be held liable for any losses caused by reliance on the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of such information. Portions of such information may be incorrect or not current. Any person or entity that relies on any information obtained from this system does so at his or her own risk.

MinnesotaHelp NOW! is a live, real time information and assistance tool. Any content should be independently verified with specific agencies when an official record of action is required. Copyright and access restrictions apply.