The primary function of the Long Term Support Team in the Economic Support Division is to determine eligibility for the elderly and people with disabilities as outlined below. The community health grants to the Fox Cities Community Clinic and the Living Healthy Community Clinic are also included within this area.
- Energy Assistance
- Food Stamps/SNAP
- FoodShare Wisconsin
- Fraud Referral and Liaison
- Medicaid Programs for Disabled Individuals
- Medicaid Programs for Nursing Home Residents
The HomePlus program, also known as WHEAP, provides a subsidy to eligible low-income families and individuals to help them pay for home heating expenses.
The State has asked to note that “FoodShare Wisconsin” was formerly known as “FoodStamps”. This name change was made to put greater emphasis on the value of benefits for better nutrition and good health, reflect the fact that these benefits are no longer in the form of “stamps”, and to reduce the stigma associated with the program for both clients and the general public. The USDA currently refers to this benefit as SNAP-Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
The FoodShare program provides health and nutrition information, and a debit card benefit to supplement the food purchases of eligible low-income individuals and families.
Fraud Referral and Liaison
Referrals for investigation of suspected fraud or abuse of Food Stamp, Medicaid and Child Care Assistance.
Medicaid Programs for Disabled Individuals
Elderly, Blind, and Disabled (EBD) related Medicaid programs, also known as MA, Medical Assistance, T-19, Title 19, Waivers MA, or MAPP, provide health insurance coverage for eligible low-income EBD related individuals living in the community.
Medicaid Programs for Nursing Home Residents
Elderly, Blind, and Disabled (EBD) related Medicaid programs, also known as MA, Medical Assistance, T-19, or Title 19, provide health insurance coverage and Nursing Home coverage for eligible low-income, EBD-related individuals living in a Nursing Home or other approved facility.