Wisconsin Medicaid has many different health care programs that can help certain needy or low-income individuals and families pay for health care. The program rules and income limits are not the same for each program.
If you would like to find out if you might be eligible for Medicaid benefits visit: access.wisconsin.gov
To find out more about each specific Health care program available click the "Learn More" area (lower left corner) on the Access website or visit www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/forwardhealth
WHEAP provides assistance for heating costs, electric costs, and energy crisis situations. It is a one-time payment during the heating season (October 1-May 15). The funding pays a portion of the costs, but the payment is not intended to cover the entire heating or non-heating (electric) costs in a residence. The amount of the heating assistance benefit varies depending on a variety of factors, including the household’s size, income, and heating costs. For general information visit homeenergyplus.wi.gov and click on the program descriptions.
For specific information for Shawano County please click here.
To apply for public assistance benefits visit the state website: access .wisconsin.gov Click on the “Am I Eligible” tool to see if you might be able to get benefits or go right to the “Apply For Benefits” tool.
We have a Change and Information Center that can also provide general information and resources to new applicants and consumers already receiving programs.
CHANGE CENTER 1-888-794-5747 (Toll Free)
FAX proof/verification documents: 1-855-293-1822 (Toll Free)
MAIL verification documents to: CDPU PO Box 5234 Janesville WI 53547-5234