Wisconsin Funeral and Cemetery Aids Program (WFCAP)

Changes to WFCAP Went Live May 2, 2022

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has revised policy and forms for WFCAP. On May 2, DHS updated the WFCAP manual, application, and other forms. In addition, DHS released a new payment summary form and informational family brochure. Funeral home, cemetery, and crematorium staff can read the WFCAP Update (PDF) for more details.

Note: WFCAP does not require a death certificate be provided with the application

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This page contains information for funeral, cemetery, and crematory service providers regarding WFCAP and contains resources for administering this program. Family members interested in funeral/burial assistance should speak with their funeral, cemetery, or crematory service provider.

Eligibility

Service providers may receive a WFCAP payment up to $1,500 for unmet funeral/burial expenses, and up to $1,000 for unmet cemetery/crematory expenses for certain decedents enrolled in any of the following programs:

If a decedent was not enrolled in one of the above programs at the time of death, the decedent may still qualify for WFCAP benefits if at the time of death or due to the cause of death, the decedent was eligible for Medicaid. Prior to the service provider submitting a WFCAP application, the decedent’s representative or family must contact the decedent’s income maintenance agency for a posthumous application to determine if the decedent was eligible for Medicaid.

Resources

For providers

*Note: Only service providers and their staff can complete and submit F-10141.

For families

The WFCAP Informational Brochure, P-03123, can help families understand what WFCAP is, who might be eligible, and what it may help pay for. Providers are encouraged to share the brochure:

 

Contact

Service providers and their staff may inquire after the date of death of a decedent about potential WFCAP eligibility by calling 1-888-859-0611 or emailing dhswfcapapplications@wi.gov.

Forms and documentation are to be submitted to:

Mail:

Department of Health Services
Division of Medicaid Services
Bureau of Operations Management
Attention: Wisconsin Funeral and Cemetery Aids Program
P.O. Box 309
Madison, WI 53701-0309

Fax: 608-710-6712

Last Revised: May 3, 2022