Replacement FoodShare Benefits Available until August 11, 2016, for Northern Wisconsin Flood Victims
FoodShare members in the counties declared to be in a State of Emergency, who lost food due to the severe weather on July 12, 2016, have until August 11, 2016, to report lost or damaged food and request replacement FoodShare benefits. The following counties were declared to be in a State of Emergency due to the severe weather: Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Iron, Price, Sawyer, and Washburn.
FoodShare members who lose food due to a misfortune usually have 10 days to report lost or damaged food and request replacement FoodShare benefits. However, Wisconsin has received a federal waiver extending this to 30 days for FoodShare members in the counties declared to be in a State of Emergency.
FoodShare members can fill out the Replacement FoodShare Benefits Form and submit it by email, fax, mail, or in-person to their local agency (members should only submit the form in-person if they can get to the local agency safely). Members who are able to get to their local agency safely may also pick up a form there. Find contact information for an agency.
QUEST Card Replacement Fee Effective July 1, 2016
Starting July 1, 2016, FoodShare members may have to pay a $2.70 fee for replacement of a lost or stolen QUEST card.
- All cardholders are eligible for one free replacement QUEST card each calendar year (January 1 to December 31).
- After a cardholder has received one free replacement QUEST card in a calendar year, any additional replacement cards would be subject to the $2.70 replacement fee.
- The fee will automatically come out of a member’s FoodShare benefits.
- If a member does not have enough benefits in his or her account to pay the fee, the fee will come out of the member’s benefits when enough benefits become available to pay the fee in full.
- FoodShare members will receive notification about the replacement fee in a one-time mailing (sent in late May 2016), on FoodShare notices, and through member publications.
FoodShare Wisconsin was created to help stop hunger and to improve nutrition and health. FoodShare helps people with limited money buy the food they need for good health.
Each month, people across Wisconsin get help from FoodShare. They are people of all ages who have a job but have low incomes, are living on small or fixed income, have lost their job, retired or are disabled and not able to work.
To learn more about FoodShare Wisconsin and how to apply, visit How To Get FoodShare Benefits.
Visit ACCESS.wi.gov — Wisconsin's Online Tool to:
To learn the current FoodShare Income Limits, visit FoodShare Monthly Income Limits.
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