The SNAP program for the state of Wisconsin is known as the FoodShare Wisconsin program. It is provided by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. This program was created so that low income families would be able to afford healthy food without concerns of whether or not they would be able to afford it based on their salary. The FoodShare programs makes it easy for people to apply for benefits by providing them with online resources, such as a screening tool. You can learn more about this program by visiting the Wisconsin Department of Health Services website linked below.
Individuals are able to apply for benefits for FoodShare by using the site that is located at the access.wisconsin.gov site and filling out the application. You will be able to submit the application electronically and check on the status after you have finished creating your account. You should have some general information available, such as your social security number, contact information, name, and information about those in your household. You will need to have access to their birth date information and their social security numbers. Providing proof of income and other elements may be requested. After you have submitted the application, you will need to get in contact with someone for an interview. This can be done by calling 1-800-362-3002 to schedule an appointment. You should also search for an agency in your area, which can be done by using the “Where to Apply” tool that is provided on the FoodShare website. When you have finished with your interview, it is generally mandatory to provide proof of information submitted with the application.
People are usually only denied of benefits due to having too high of an income. There are requirements which will need to be met in order for you to be able to participate in this program. You should not make more than $2000 if you have a household under four individuals. However, the determination depends and varies case by case. Individuals can learn more about the requirements by reading the ForwardHealth Enrollment and Benefits Handbook for further information. When your application has been processed, you will receive an approval or denial response letter in your mail. The chart of Monthly Income Limits provides you with more insight into the typical income amounts that you are allowed to earn per month and reflects some of how it relates to expenses for those who are approved by this program. Those who are approved are able to receive an EBT that provides them with benefits on a monthly basis. These benefits can be used at local groceries stores that accept SNAP or EBT benefits as payment instead of cash.
The following information can be used to learn more about applying for SNAP in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area.
Helpful Links and Phone Numbers
ACCESSWisconsin - https://access.wisconsin.gov/
Where to Apply - http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/em/imagencies/index.htm
ForwardHealth Enrollment and Benefits Handbook - https://www.forwardhealth.wi.gov
Monthly Income Limits - http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/foodshare/fpl.htm
Directory of Income Maintenance Agencies - http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/em/
SNAP – 1800-362-3002 MDPU P.O Box 05676 Milwaukee, WI 53205 Fax 1-888-409-1979