Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a federally funded program that offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families. The program is run by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). If you live in this state and need to apply for a Wisconsin Quest Card, then the information below shows you how to apply for food stamps in Wisconsin. If you have additional questions or concerns about the Wisconsin SNAP program or the EBT application process, please contact the Wisconsin Department of Health Services for assistance.
How To Get Wisconsin FoodShare Benefits
FoodShare Wisconsin helps low-income families and individuals to buy nutritious food. If you want to find out if you can get FoodShare benefits, you need to apply with your agency. You can apply:
To find the phone number and address for the agency call Member Services at 1-800-362-3002. After you apply for FoodShare benefits, you must complete an interview with a worker from your agency in order to get benefits. The interview will be done by phone, unless you request your interview in-person at the agency. You will get details about your FoodShare interview from your agency. If you want to see if you may be able to get FoodShare Benefits before you apply, go to access.wi.gov and click on "Am I Eligible". For more information about FoodShare Wisconsin, see the ForwardHealth Enrollment and Benefits Handbook.
FoodShare Wisconsin - Monthly Income Limits
|Household Size||*200% FPL Gross Income Limit||165% FPL Gross Income Limit ****Separate Household||130% FPL Gross Income Limit ***Reporting Limit||100% FPL **Net Income Limit||Maximum Allotment|
|Each additional person add||$694||$572||$451||$347||$146|
* If your family's gross income is at or below 200% of the FPL your family will pass the "Gross Income Test". You will be given certain credits which will be subtracted from your Gross Income. (By gross income, They mean before any taxes and deductions have been taken.)
** If your family's net income is at or below 100% of the FPL after your credits have been subtracted, you may be able to get FoodShare benefits. For more information about the credits you may be able to get, please see the ForwardHealth Enrollment and Benefits handbook.
***If you are enrolled in FoodShare, you must report to your agency if your family's income goes over 130% of the FPL. For more information about reporting changes, see the ForwardHealth Enrollment and Benefits handbook.
****In a very small percent of cases, 165% of the FPL is used to see if you are able to get FoodShare benefits. This income limit is used if you and your spouse (if married) are living and eating with others and you need to apply separately. You may do this only if:
How to Apply For Wisconsin Benefits
You can apply for FoodShare, BadgerCare Plus, Medicaid or Caretaker Supplement benefits online, by phone, by mail, or in person with your local agency. Guide to Applying for Wisconsin Health and Nutrition Programs P-16091.
If you live in Milwaukee County:
PO Box 05676
Milwaukee WI 53205
If you do not live in Milwaukee County:
PO Box 5234
Janesville, WI 53547-5234
Choose a county or a tribe from the list below to view the agency's information (including address, phone number, fax, and email). The office hours are also posted for each agency. If you have specific questions, contact the main office in your county/tribe. If you don't know the name of your county, you can find it by looking for your home town on the list of Wisconsin municipalities.