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Economic Support

As a result of the State of Wisconsin 2011-2013 Biennial Budget, accessing the Economic Support/Income Maintenance programs (Foodshare and Badger Care/Medicaid) has changed.

Effective January 1, 2012, Rusk County Health and Human Services Economic Support works with a group of counties called the Northern Income Maintenance Consortium. This means that eligibility and benefit determination is managed by a team of Economic Support Workers.

Also, as of January 5, 2015, the Child Care Subsidy Program will also be managed by a team of Child Care workers in the Northern Income Maintenance Consortium.

All calls, questions and applications are processed through the call/change center.  To apply or find out if you are eligible for Food Share, Badger Care, Medicaid or Child Care Subsidy, please contact:

The Northern Income Maintenance Consortium

Phone: 1-888-794-5722

or

Internet: www.access.wisconsin.gov

All verification items or paper applications should be sent to:

Centralized Document Processing Unit

PO Box 5234

Janesville, WI53547-5234

or

Faxed to: 1-855-293-1822

To view our nondiscrimination statement, please click the following link:

www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/foodshare/

Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339 or 1-800-845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

The following Programs are still handled locally at the Rusk County Department of Health and Human Services:

Child Care Certification
Fuel Assistance (Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program – WHEAP)

Rusk County Health and Human Services is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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