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Children

Helps families pay for childcare. If the parent is eligible, child care can be subsidized for children under the age of 13.

Free government services provides screening and developmental programming for children with delays or disabilities

Provides assistance to families with children with long-term disabilities

For children being cared for out-of-home by a relative

This program provides employment preparation services, case management and cash assistance to eligible families.

Low-income families with a child may receive Emergency Assistance (EA) to help keep their home, or in some cases, to help with the cost of a new residence. Families must have a current emergency of impending homelessness, homelessness, energy crisis, fire, flood or natural disaster. Families must not have received an EA payment in the past 12 months. Families must apply for other payment options. Families also must meet other EA requirements. Apply at your local Wisconsin Works (W-2) agency. 

Even workers whose earnings were too small to have taxes withheld can get the EIC. Families with children who claim the federal EIC are automatically eligible for the Wisconsin Earned Income Credit. The EIC may be claimed for up to 3 previous years.

Nutrition

Do you need help getting affordable food?

Helps low-income families and individuals buy nutritious food.

Promotes and maintains the health and well-being of nutritionally at-risk pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, infants, and children.

Provides WIC participants with checks to purchase locally-grown fresh fruit, vegetables, and herbs at farmersí markets.

Provides cheaper school lunches to households that are eligible

Provides supplemental foods donated by the USDA

Program for people age 60 or older who are unable to obtain food and prepare nutritious meals for themselves on a daily basis

Offers low-income older citizens an opportunity to purchase fresh, locally-grown fruits, vegetables, and herbs from certified farmers

Provides food commodities to food pantries and prepared meal sites.

Home

        Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program

Get assistance paying for your heat and electric expenses

 

        Wisconsin Homestead Tax Credit

This credit is designed to soften the impact of property taxes and rent on persons with lower incomes

Healthcare

        BadgerCare Plus

Wisconsinís state health insurance program for low-income children, parents of eligible children and pregnant-women. Farm families and other families who are self-employed also may be eligible, see website for guidelines.

 

        Medicaid (elderly, disabled)

Provide health care for those who are age 65 or older, blind or disabled, with family income at or below the monthly program limit

 

        Family Care

Comprehensive and flexible long-term care service system

 

        Wisconsin Well Women

Pays for certain screenings for some of the most common womenís health concerns such as, breast cancer, cervical cancer, and multiple sclerosis

 

        Medicaid Purchase Plan (people working with a disability)

Offers people with disabilities who are working or interested in working the opportunity to buy health care coverage through the Wisconsin Medicaid Program

 

        Long Term Care Insurance Partnership

Program to encourage people to make plans for how they will meet their future long-term care needs, whether through services provided in their own home or another community-based setting, or in a nursing facility

 

        Senior Care

Making prescription drugs more affordable for Wisconsin residents who are 65 years of age or older

 

        Medicare Health Care and Prescription Drug Insurance Coverage

Federal health insurance program for older adults and persons with disabilities.  See web site for more information and eligibility criteria.

 

        Badger Rx Gold

Offers reduced costs on carefully selected medications

 

        Free or Low Cost Health Clinics

Maps of Wisconsin Clinics and Health Care Centers

Money

        Supplemental Security Income

Monthly cash benefit to people in financial need who are 65 or older or people of any age who are blind or disabled and residents of Wisconsin

 

        Job Access Loan

Short term, no interest loans to help you with immediate expenses related to getting or keeping a job

 

        Tax Credits for Low and Moderate Income Families, including the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Federal Child Tax Credit

Even workers whose earnings were too small to have taxes withheld can get the EIC. Families with children who claim the federal EIC are automatically eligible for the Wisconsin Earned Income Credit. The EIC may be claimed for up to 3 previous years.

 

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