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Government shutdown impact to foodshare

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced that funding for February benefits will be available for current FoodShare members, those participating in the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program, The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), and the Commodity Supplemental Food Program, despite the federal government shutdown. If you are currently enrolled in FoodShare, your normal February FoodShare benefits may be put on your QUEST card as early as January 20, 2019. This early issuance is due to the federal government shutdown. This is not an extra benefit. The amount will be your normal February monthly benefit amount. FoodShare benefits will not be put on your QUEST card in February, so please budget and plan accordingly. Issuance of FoodShare benefits for March will depend on the resolution of the federal government shutdown. Up-to-date information will be available at: DHS FoodShare .

Note: The government shutdown does not affect health care programs like BadgerCare Plus, Medicaid, and SeniorCare at this time.

Service Providers Needed!

Bayfield County Human Services is experiencing a shortage of service providers to assist children with disabilities. We are looking for: mentors, supportive home care workers, daily living skills coaches, respite providers, and in-home nursing staff. We have several children with funding approved from the State of Wisconsin, but no people to provide the services they need. Some of these services are needed on a daily basis, but others are only once or twice per month. If you have experience working with people with special needs, or you have some extra time and kindness to share with a local family, we NEED YOU! Please contact the Youth Services Coordinator, Kristin Opperman, at 715-373-6144, ext. 122 or email Kristin Opperman.

Do you still need health coverage?

Visit HealthCare.gov to find out if you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period or if you could qualify for Medicaid (BadgerCare+).

Open Enrollment for Marketplace coverage runs from November 15 to December 15, 2018.

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