Faster FoodShare processing now in place

GOOD TO KNOW
Patricia Hafermann Benefit Specialist

Starting April 22, 2017, some FoodShare applicants have the option to fast-track their applications. If an applicant meets certain income, asset, and other financial requirements, they may be eligible to receive their FoodShare benefits within one week of filing their application.

If an applicant applies for FoodShare online using ACCESS. wisconsin.gov, they will see a page titled “Getting Faster Service for FoodShare.” When filling out the information on this page, the applicant should make sure not to leave any sections blank. If the answer to any question about monthly income, assets, or housing and utility expenses is $0, the applicant needs to type “$0.” A banner message will appear to remind applicants to make sure each section is complete. Even though an application with blank sections may still be eligible for expedited benefits when processed, making sure each section is completed with a number figure will ensure benefits are received within seven days.

If you have any additional questions, you may call Pat Hafermann, Elderly Benefits Specialist with the Aging and Disability Resource Center at (920) 467-4076.

Sources: Published with permission from the Legal Services Team at the Greater Wisconsin.


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