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Posted on: January 15, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Government Shutdown Impact to FoodShare

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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 Wisconsin FoodShare.

Note: The government shutdown does not affect health care programs like BadgerCare Plus, Medicaid, and SeniorCare at this time.

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