Deadlines Extended to Request Replacement FoodShare Benefits for Victims in Certain Counties Affected by Severe Weather
FoodShare members in the counties listed below have until the deadline stated to report any lost or damaged food as a result of severe weather to request replacement FoodShare benefits.
Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth Counties
Deadline: August 11, 2017
For severe weather that occurred on: July 11-12, 2017
Buffalo, Crawford, Dane, Grant, Green, Iowa, Jackson, Juneau, La Crosse, Lafayette, Monroe, Pepin, Richland, Rock, Sauk, Trempealeau and Vernon Counties
Deadline: August 21, 2017
For severe weather that occurred on: July 19-21, 2017
These are extensions to request replacement benefits because of federal approval. Normally, a FoodShare member whose food was destroyed due to a household misfortune has 10 days to report lost or damaged food and to request replacement FoodShare benefits.
FoodShare members must fill out the Request for Replacement FoodShare Benefits form and submit it by email, fax, mail, or in person to their local agency. Members who are able to get to their local agency safely may also pick up or submit the form in person. Find contact information for a local agency.
Get tips for food and water safety during power outages and floods from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
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, and are retired or 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.
Be Aware of Phone Scams
If you are getting health care benefits, DHS will not call you seeking personal or financial information. If you are getting FoodShare benefits, your agency will call you to complete a FoodShare interview and may ask you to verify certain information to ensure they are talking with the correct person. If you are unsure of who you are talking to, hang up, and call your agency or Member Services at 1-800-362-3002.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation's consumer protection agency, advises consumers not to give out personal or financial information to people you do not know through phone calls, emails, or knocks on your door. Scam artists want your information to commit identity theft, charge your existing credit cards, debit your checking account, open a new credit card, checking, or savings account, write fraudulent checks, or take out loans in your name.
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