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Administration for Familes and Children - US Dept of HHS Agency withing the US Department of Health and Human Services that oversees Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program, child care, child support enforcement, child abuse and neglect, etc.

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law Legal advocacy for the civil rights and human dignity of people with mental disability

Benefits Check Up This is an interactive questionaire that will help you determine the public benefits to which you may be entitled in Wisconsin. It checks for Food Stamps, Medical Assistance, Family Care SSI, W-2 and other programs. It is sponsored by the National Council on the Aging.

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities The Center is a nonpartisan research organization and policy institute that conducts research and analysis on a range of government policies and programs, with an emphasis on those affecting low and moderate income people. Publishes excellent issue papers on public benefits and health access.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Information about medicare, medicaid, state children's health insurance programs, including manuals, policies, legislation, regulations and guidelines.

Department of Agriculture The USDA oversees the Food Stamp program and other nutrition programs, as well as the Rural Housing Program.

Department of Health and Human Services The federal agency overseeing health and human service programs.

Department of Labor Covers employment, unemployment compensation, Workforce Investment Act, workplace safety and discrimination issues.

Department of Veterans Affairs Responsible for providing federal benefits to veterans and their dependents. Operates nationwide programs of health care, financial assistance and national cemeteries for veterans and dependents.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Enforces employment discrimination laws.

Gray's Anatomy Online The well-known anatomy book online, courtesy of

Homelessness & Social Security

Legal Information Institute's Food Stamp Law Links to statutory and regulatory information, and recent cases.

Legal Information Institute's Health Law Links to statutory and regulatory information regarding health law; recent cases; etc.

Legal Information Institute's Medicaid Law Links to information about Medicaid, including statutory and regulatory information, case decisions, etc.

Legal Information Institute's Welfare Law Links to statutory and regulatory information on welfare programs; recent court decisions; agency and advocacy links.

Merck Manuals Online version of popular medical information manual.

NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund NOW Legal Defense pursues equality for women and girls in the workplace, the schools, the family and the courts, through litigation, education, and public information programs.

National Center on Youth Law he National Center for Youth Law uses the law to protect children from the harms caused by poverty, and to improve the lives of children living in poverty. Good articles and analyses from newsletters posted online.

National Employment Law Program NELP has advocated on behalf of the working poor, the unemployed, and other groups that face significant barriers to employment and government systems of support. Good issue papers on employment, unemployment compensation, welfare and low-wage workforce, etc.

National Health Law Program National support center for health law. Publications and issue papers; links and news.

National Immigration Law Center The National Immigration Law Center (NILC) is a national support center whose mission is to protect and promote the rights of low income immigrants and their family members. NILC staff specialize in immigration law, and the employment and public benefits rights of immigrants.

National Senior Citizen's Law Center The National Senior Citizens Law Center advocates nationwide to promote the independence and well-being of low-income elderly individuals, as well as persons with disabilities, with particular emphasis on women and racial and ethnic minorities. As a national support center, NSCLC advocates through litigation, legislative and agency representation and assistance to attorneys and paralegals in field programs.

National Veterans Legal Services Program NVLSP is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization devoted to increasing national understanding of the plight of America's forgotten veterans and their families while working to support the interest of needy veterans. NVLSP achieves its mission through education, advocacy, and public policy programming, and through active litigation.

Needy information about drug company programs to provide prescription drugs to the needy

SeniorLAW -- Helping Seniors in Southeastern Wisconsin SeniorLAW is a project of Legal Action of Wisconsin serving individuals who are 60 years of age and older.

Social Security Administration Includes information about Social Security retirement and disability benefits.

State Health Facts Online Health policy information in all 50 states. Includes state unemployment rates; health insurance premiums paid; and how many children are enrolled in State Children's Health Insurance Programs.

USDA Food and Nutrition Service: Food Stamp Program Information about the Food Stamp Program.

Welfare Law Center The Welfare Law Center advocates with and on behalf of low-income people to get the basic subsistence, justice and fairness to which they are entitled. Includes case developments, issue papers, and links to other resources.

Wisconsin DHFS OPS Memos Index This page contains links to Operations Memos of the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services. "Ops Memos" are policy statements a level below agency regulations publish in the Wisconsin Administrative Code.


CRIS-E Notice Redesign Group

EBT Work Group

Food Stamps

Medicaid Spenddown

Social Security

Wisconsin Health Care Programs

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