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FoodShare Members To Receive Add’l FoodShare Benefits in January

Wisconsin residents who receive FoodShare benefits will once again see an additional amount of money in January to help during the COVID-19 pandemic. Members will receive a minimum of $95 in additional funds, which is dependent on household size. The benefits will be added to QUEST cards on Jan. 23, with a letter going out […]

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Some Wisconsin FoodShare Recipients to Receive Additional Emergency Allotment Benefits

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued new guidance on April 1 that will ensure all FoodShare households receive a minimum amount of emergency benefits. Households began receiving these benefits over the weekend. DHS estimates that under this new guidance Wisconsin will provide more than $75 million in emergency allotments to over 411,000 FoodShare […]

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Some FoodShare Households Will Receive Additional Benefits for January

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’s public health emergency remains in effect through January, […]