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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.

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.

FoodShare Wisconsin This link is the official Home page of the Wisconsin DHFS for food stamps.

FoodShare Wisconsin - Application Form This link includes the 8 page application form, the 1 page "registration" and 7 pages of instructions - revised 12/04.

Guide to Wisconsin's Medicare Managed Health Care Program Legal Action of Wisconsin's detailed guide to Title 19 Managed Health Care program

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

Needy Meds.com NeedyMeds is a 501(3)(c) non-profit with the mission of helping people who cannot afford medicine or healthcare costs.

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.

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 Council on Children and Famillies This non-profit advocacy group maintains an excellent web site with links to data and legislative developments affecting children and families.

Wisconsin DHFS Op-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.

Your Right to Receive Medicaid Information on Wisconsin's Medicaid Programs, including eligibility guidelines, application process, and coverage, W-2, and Medicare HMOs in Milwaukee

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