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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.

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+).

Staying Connected to Public Assistance Benefits Just Became Easier

Find out more with the MyACCESS Mobile App. With the MyACCESS mobile app you can see the status of your benefits, be reminded of actions you need to take and submit documents for your case.