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Monthly Income Limit Adjustment Information for FoodShare

The federal government announced the 2021 monthly income limits used to determine eligibility for FoodShare and the monthly maximum allotments for FoodShare. These amounts will be updated on October 1, 2020, and are effective through September 30, 2021. The following is additional information on the changes: The minimum monthly FoodShare allotment for one or two people […]

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Some FoodShare Households Will Get Additional Benefits for July and August

Under the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is able to provide FoodShare households with the maximum monthly benefit amount based on the number of eligible people in their household if Wisconsin has declared a public health emergency. Since Wisconsin has declared another public health emergency, DHS is […]

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FoodShare and Pandemic EBT Recipients Can Now Order and Purchase Food Online

Starting May 21, 2020, people who receive FoodShare or Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) benefits will be able to order and purchase food on Amazon’s and Walmart’s websites using their QUEST or P-EBT card. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service has approved Wisconsin’s request to expedite implementation of […]

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Food Assistance programs continue through federal government shutdown

Despite the federal government shutdown, Wisconsin residents receiving food assistance will receive their February benefits, according to the Department of Health Services (DHS). “During this time of uncertainty, Wisconsin residents should be assured that FoodShare, WIC, and other federally funded food assistance programs will continue uninterrupted through February,” said DHS Secretary-Designee Andrea Palm. “Our top priority […]