DHS Online Application for State of Iowa Services (OASIS)
OASIS is the state of Iowa's application for the Department of Human Services (DHS) programs. Here is how OASIS can help you.
Complete an assessment
If you answer the questions in the assessment, we can tell you what programs your household members may be eligible to receive. The information you give us in the assessment is confidential. We do not keep this information. You do not have to fill out the assessment. You can go directly to the online application and apply for all of the programs you choose. Click here to complete an assessment
Apply for programs
You can apply for DHS programs in about 10-25 minutes. Your time online will depend upon the programs you
select and the number of persons there are in your household.
Click here to apply for programs
Complete an unfinished application
You can log in to complete an online application that you stopped and saved in the last 30 days. Click here to complete an unfinished application
For more information about a program, click on the program name
  • Food Assistance

  • Child Care Assistance

  • Well Child And Prenatal Care
  • Cash Assistance (Family Investment Program)

  • Medical Assistance (Medicaid, State Supplementary Assistance, hawk-i and more)

  • Family Planning

    Click on a word below to understand how DHS uses the word and what we mean when you see the word in this web site.
    Eligible Household PROMISE JOBS Quality Control Refugee Business Day Alien EBT Card Special needs for child care
    Emergency Services -
    Food Assistance in 7 days
    This is who can get Food Assistance within 7 days of the application date:
  • Households with a gross monthly income less than $150 and with resources, such as cash or bank accounts of $100 or less; or
  • Households with rent, mortgage and utilities that are more than the household's gross monthly income and assets; or
  • Households with a migrant or seasonal farm worker and with assets of $100 or less whose income is stopping or starting
    Click here for privacy information
    For more information on Emergency Services - Food Assistance,  click here