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Economic Support
Economic Support Programs

FoodShare Program:
Provides FoodShare to households that meet certain financial and non-financial requirements helping low-income families and individuals to buy nutritious food. For more information please call the Western Region for Economic Assistance (WREA) at 1-888-627-0430 or visit https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/foodshare/index.htm.


Medical Assistance Program:
Provides health care benefits to individuals and families who meet certain financial, health, or age requirements.  For more information please call the Western Region for Economic Assistance at 1-888-627-0430 or visit http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/medicaid/INDEX.HTM. 


To Apply for FoodShare or Medical Assistance:
  1. Online: visit ACCESS.wi.gov to complete an application.
  2. Call: Western Region for Economic Assistance at 1-888-627-0430 to complete an application or schedule an appointment at your local agency.
  3. Local Agency:  Come to the Clark County Department of Social Services to complete a request for assistance and set the filing date.  Once this request for assistance is received by the Western Region for Economic Assistance, the applicant will be contacted to set up an application interview.
  4. Mail:  Complete application and mail to:
                   CDPU
                   PO Box 5234
                   Janesville, WI 53547- 5234

                                          
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Wisconsin Shares - Child Care Subsidy Program:
A child care subsidy is provided to employed parents who meet program and income eligibility.  Parents must use a regulated provider and receive an authorization for reimbursement.   For more information please call the Western Region for Economic Assistance (WREA) at 1-888-627-0430 or visit http://dcf.wi.gov/childcare

To Apply for Wisconsin Shares:
    1.   Online: visit ACCESS.wi.gov to complete an application.
    2.   Call: Western Region for Economic Assistance (WREA) at 1-888-627-0430 to request an application.
    3.   Local Agency: Come to the Clark County Department of Social Services to complete a request for assistance and set the filing date. Once this request for assistance is received by the Western Region for Economic Assistance, the applicant will be contacted to set up an application interview.

       
   
Questions Regarding Your Benefits or to Report a Change:
If you have questions regarding your FoodShare, Medical Assistance, or WisconsinShares benefits or you need to report a change, please contact the Western Region for Economic Assistance at 1-888-627-0430. 

Changes that should be reported
:  Birth of a child, address changes, income or asset changes, people moving in or out of the household, expense changes, or child care authorization changes.


    

Energy Assistance
The Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP) provides assistance for heating costs, electric costs, and energy crisis situations.  The WHEAP program heating season runs October 1 through May 15.  For more information please contact the Clark County Department of Social Services at 715-743-5233.

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Fraud
To report suspected fraud of public assistance benefits (FoodShare, Medical Assistance, or Child Care Assistance) please call the Western Region for Economic Assistance at 1-888-627-0430.


Affordable Care Act - Marketplace
For information on the Affordable Care Act and qualifying for health insurance through the Marketplace, please call 1-800-318-2596 or visit https://www.healthcare.gov.



Clark County Courthouse
Hours:  8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
517 Court St., Room 301
Neillsville, WI 54456
Phone: (715) 743-5148
Fax: (715) 743-5154