Important Information for FoodShare and Health Care
You will get letters about your benefits. These letters tell you of the status of your benefits.
A letter will be sent to you before any change in your FoodShare or health care benefits. It is important that you read each letter you get.
These will tell you if:
Your benefits are being reduced or ended,
Your worker is waiting for anything from you, or
You need to do a renewal to keep getting benefits.
Enrollment Letters you get for FoodShare and health care will be in the same format. The following is what will be on these letters:
Summary: This page gives a short review of your case as well as what benefits you will get. You can also find the contact information for your agency.
Benefit Details: This page will give you details about your benefits such as:
If you are able to enroll in several programs such as FoodShare and a health care plan, you will get a separate Benefit Details section for each program.
Household Income and Bills: This section has two parts, a list of the income and a list of the bills on file for your household. You should check your letters to make sure all income and bills are listed.
How We Counted Your Income: This section has the amounts and limits that were used to decide whether you could enroll. Your Gross Income is the total income you reported, Your Counted Income is your income after certain credits are subtracted. The Counted Income Limit is the most income you can have for your family size and still be enrolled without having a deductible.
Your Reporting Rules: This page has your reporting rules, which tell you what changes need to be reported to your agency.
Key Contacts: This page has your key contacts. The key contacts give you information about who to contact with questions. You can also get this information in the
Key Contacts section of this handbook.
Fair Hearing: The last page of your letter has information about fair hearings such as the date by which a hearing must be requested and how to ask for a hearing. See the
Fair Hearing section of this handbook for more information on fair hearings.
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February 06, 2013