Family and Employment Support

 

The Family and Employment Support section provides access to and eligibility for public assistance programs.  The goal of this section, through shared responsibility, is to promote healthy and productive lifestyles among county residents.  This includes fostering responsibility and accountability towards self, family and community in a cost effective manner.
         
Public assistance programs include:
 
  • BadgerCare Plus                             

  • BadgerCare Plus Core Plan

  • Caretaker Supplement

  • Family Care

  • Family Planning Only Services

  • FoodShare

  • FoodShare Employment and Training

  • Medicaid - Elderly, Blind and Disabled

  • Wisconsin Works (W2)

  • Wisconsin Shares (Child Care Subsidy)

 
         
Who can apply for these programs?
No one can be denied the opportunity to apply for these programs.  However, there are eligibility criteria that must be met.  Visit the website access.wi.gov to see the specific guidelines for applying for each program.
         
What are the eligibility requirements for these programs?

The eligibility requirements are slightly different for each program.  Eligibility is determined by family size, income, assets and other household information.  "Am I Eligible" is a tool located on access.wi.gov that allows information to be entered to determine what programs a household may be eligible for.

         
What will be expected of me in the application process?
Some programs require an appointment with an eligibility worker. All programs may require additional verification including proof of income, assets, residence, and other related family information. Failure to provide this information within 30 days of application will terminate the application process.
         
Where and how do I apply?
Applications are available at the Ruth Gilfry Building at 817 Whiting Avenue and can also be submitted online at access.wi.gov. To have an application mailed or for any other questions regarding the application process contact the IM Central Consortia call center at 1-888-445-1621
         

Discrimination

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