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Economic Support

    Child Care Subsidy, Child Care Certification, Fuel Assistance (Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program) are programs that are still handled locally through the county agency..

As a result of the State of Wisconsin 2011-2013 Biennial Budget, accessing the Economic Support/Income Maintenance programs (Foodshare, Badger Care and Medicaid) have changed. As of January 1, 2012, Rusk County Health and Human Services Economic Support Staff have been working with a group of counties called the Northern Consortium. This means that eligibility and benefit determination is managed by a team of Econimic Support Workers..

    All calls, questions and changes are processed through the call/change center or through the Internet Website:

  • The Northern Income Maintenance Consortium
    • PHONE: 1-888-794-5722
      • or
        • INTERNET: www.access.wisconsin.gov
        • WI FoodShare for Civil Rights Compliance www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/foodshare/

            Also as of January 1, 2012, all verification items should be sent to: Centralized Document Processing Unit P.O. Box 5234 Janesville, WI 53547-5234 or Faxed to: 1-855-293-1822

            The following Programs are still handled locally in the agency through the Economic Support Section:

          • Child Care Subsidy
          • Child Care Certification
          • Fuel Assistance (Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program

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

              In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, political beliefs or disability.

            To file a complaint of discrimination at the State level, contact:

            • Wisconsin Department of Health Services
            • Affirmative Action/Civil Rights Compliance
            • 1 W. Wilson, Room 555
            • Madison, WI 53707-7850
            • Telephone: 608-266-9372 (voice) or 1-888-701-1251 (TTY)
                OR
                  To file a complaint of discrimination at the Federal Level, write:
                  • USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication
                  • 1400 Independence Avenue SW
                  • Washington DE 20250-9410
                      Or call toll free 1-866-632-9992 (voice)
                        OR
                          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