Other Help You Can Get
If you get Supplemental Security Income (SSI), you can also get help from your state or
county. For example, you can get Medicaid, food stamps, and other social services.
People who get SSI usually can get FoodShare, too. If everyone in your house is
signing up for SSI or getting SSI, the Social Security office will help you fill out the
If you don't live in a house where everyone is signing up for SSI
or getting SSI, you will have to sign up for FoodShare at your local county
or tribal human or social services departments. For more information about FoodShare, contact any Social
Security office to ask for the
Supplement Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Other Nutrition
Programs (Publication No. 05-10100) (exit DHS) or see the
People who are eligible for SSI also receive Medicaid in Wisconsin. Medicaid helps pay
your doctor and hospital bills. To learn more, visit the Medicaid
website or contact your
local county or tribal human or social services department.
Help For Low-Income Medicare Beneficiaries
If you get Medicare and have low income and few resources, the state may pay your
Medicare premiums and, in some cases, other Medicare expenses such as deductibles and
Only the state can decide if you qualify. To find out if you do, contact your
local county or tribal human or social services department. For more general information
about the program, contact Social Security via 1-800-772-1213.
Other Social Services
Additional social services are available to SSI members through county or tribal
human or social services departments. These services include:
- Homemaker and chore services.
- Long-term support and care.
- Rehabilitation services.
- Protective services.
For more information about these and other social services, contact your local
or tribal human or social services department.
March 27, 2014