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Posted on: January 15, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Government Shutdown Impact to FoodShare

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1/24/19-WI DHS will continue to post up-to-date information on their FoodShare webpage. 284,436 current FoodShare households received February FoodShare benefits on Sunday, January 20, 2019.
Members who received these early February benefits will not get additional FoodShare benefits on their QUEST cards in February. However, FoodShare benefits can be used throughout the month of February as QUEST cards will continue to work after January 31. Please budget and plan accordingly. The Department of Health Services (DHS) is working with the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), as well as other federal and state agencies to explore options for funding benefits in March.  At this time, benefits and programs like BadgerCare Plus, Medicaid, SeniorCare, Wisconsin Works (W-2), and Wisconsin Shares Child Care Subsidy Program are not impacted by the federal government shutdown.

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